The Bacteria Book: Gross Germs, Vile Viruses, and Funky Fungi
My 10 year old Son was instantly absorbed in this book, which presents its subject matter with great variety of colour, styles, imagery and photography.
The appropriately named Steve Mould does a brilliant job of telling the stories of invisible and micro nasties, while fitting in plenty of good science. The information is presented in bite sized chunks, with plenty of microscopic photography as well as cartoon imagery and infographics.
The book nicely combines an international perspective, for example on oil spills, farming and ocean life, with detailed sections on the human body. The book takes a ‘Horrible Histories’ approach to making facts compelling, but doesn’t shy away from important explanations about catching a cold, harmful and helpful bacteria, and more.
The 70 pages are packed full of content and the kind of information children like to repeat to their parents and grandparents. In short, this book is a real hit for children old enough and curious enough to learn more about bacteria in a fun and accessible way.