Do not lick this book

Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Julian Frost
AUD $19.99

A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die' featuring scanning electron microscope images by Linnea Rundgren.

WINNER: CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Information Book Award, 2018

Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before - like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt.

The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.

Author bio:

Idan Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science, an MSc in microbiology, and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science. His first book, Small Wonders: How Microbes Rule Our World has been published around the world and won the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult category. An excerpt from his most recent book, Why Aren't We Dead Yet? The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System, was runner-up in the 2015 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Idan lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children.

Julian Frost is an illustrator, designer and animator. Julian received worldwide acclaim for his animation 'Dumb Ways to Die' which has had close to 150 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube in 2012. With his illustration work for kids, Julian loves using likeable silliness in the service of communicating serious information. He lives in Melbourne.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760293055
Awards: Shortlisted UCLan Publishing, STEAM book prize, Early Years, winners announced June 2019) 2019 UK; Longlisted UKLA Book Awards, shortlist announced 1 April, winner 12 July 2019 UK; Winner Golden Pear Award, best translated non-fiction 2018 Slovenia; Winner White Raven, International Children's and Youth Literature section 2018 International; Winner CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Information Book Award 2018 AU; Shortlisted Children's Picture Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2017
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 4 - 6
Subject: Educational: Sciences, general science

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