Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

Sep 5, 2014

Tiny: the Invisible world of microbes

Nicola Davies, illustrated by Emily Sutton
Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406341041          RRP: $27.95

Every home should have a modest microscope with its own light source. There’s a whole new world of discovery down there for young naturalists – a drop of pond water, a drop of blood, human hair, the wings of a fly, onion skin dipped in food colouring, a strand of pond weed; the possibilities are endless and fascinating. This book describes part of this world – microbes, the tiniest of the tiny living things in and on and around our world. Their multiple roles are revealed in a straightforward text accessible to most 6 year-olds. The watercolour illustrations are clearly drawn in a retro-cartoon style, with appealing bright colours that are true to the subject.