Monday, 23 July 2018

What a Super Book!

A friend who is a book reviewer shared this wonderful little gem with me this week and I couldn't resist spreading the word!

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

Written for children of all ages but especially suitable for the youngest this book explores microbes in such a charming way that you get totally wrapped up in the adventures of Min.

Every place you explore with Min is well known to everyone especially little ones and as they are encouraged to touch their teeth, their shirt even inside their belly button we discover who is probably living there and why.

At the every end of the book we see that even though our new friends are little cartoons their shape and behaviour is not random but based on real microbes.

And if you simply cannot resist actually licking the book? Right on the back cover is a small shiny circle just for you!

A beautiful idea sharing the amazing world of the Scanning Electron Microscope and microbes all around us.
Written by Idan Ben-Barak with  images by Julian Frost and SEM images by Linnea Rundgren

I loved it and will certainly be buying my grandson a copy and we will get my microscope out!