Book 1 in the MUMMY NATURE series of children’s books.
Peek through the microscope and down into a fantastic world of teeny tiny shapes, amazing colours and little friends who want to say – Hello. Who are these bacteria? Where do they live and what do they do all day? Meet Bacteria! is for little kids brimming with curiosity. It gives them their first basic notions of bacteria; a very interesting topic for children, seldom dealt with in children’s books at this level.
What we can learn:
The idea of the microscope
Why we should wash our hands
Basic bacteria shapes
Some bacteria habitats
Bacteria, Microscope, Rod, Chain, Bunch, Multiply
LEVEL: Preschool – 6yrs
Other books in the series:
Bees Like Flowers
MUMMY NATURE series – nurturing children’s curiosity
Each book in the series is one mini nature lesson wrapped up in colour and rhyme. These books are intended for very young children including toddlers and will give them just a glimpse into some of the wonders of the natural world. Illustrated for maximum vibrancy and visual impact, using rhyme to engage young minds and encourage participation. Read the rhymes to your children and soon they will be reading them to you!
The narrator is a small child and keen observer who tells us in short rhyming phrases everything she thinks we should know, and all about the magical things she sees around her. Sometimes she is camouflaged in the long grass and other times she has to climb a tree to get a better look.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always been interested in microbiology. For me, this had to be the first book in the series.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The narrator character had to be strong, curious and very enthusiastic. Creating her and redrawing her in all the different situations for the three books was the hardest part about making the series. The bacteria, there are two kinds, the “bad” ones had to be obviously bad but not too scary nor threatening, and the others well, friendly with a bit of personality.
There is a world so tiny,
You can’t see it with just your eyes.
You need to use a microscope,
To see it a bigger size.
Once upon a time in England there was a Kiwi girl. She was unsatisfied with her job peeling onions at a factory in Norfolk and yearned for a better life were she could harness her untapped artistic potential and unleash all her pent up rhymes. One day when she realized she had no tears left to cry for the onions she packed up and moved to Spain, fell in love with a handsome Systems Administrator, had two kids, became a children’s author and lived happily ever after.
Have you read this book or others by this author? Tell us in the comments how you liked it!