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Children's Nonfiction Zoology

It's Tough to Be Tiny

The Secret Life of Small Creatures

by (author) Kim Ryall Woolcock

illustrated by Stacey Thomas

Publisher
Nobrow Ltd.
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Zoology, Insects, Spiders, etc., Marine Life
Recommended Age
5 to 7
Recommended Grade
k to 2
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781838748531
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $27.99

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Description

Step inside the marvelous world of micro monsters and learn all about the hidden talents of some of the smallest creatures out there!

"An appealing reminder that mighty things come in small packages."
—Kirkus Reviews
“Compelling material and an energetic tone will draw readers in. This illustrated celebration of small but mighty and sometimes ferocious creatures is recommended for general purchase.” —School Library Journal

"Packed with fascinating facts and amazing illustrations. Kids will love to read this time and time again!"
—Megan Clendenan, author of FRESH AIR, CLEAN WATER: OUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Being tiny is tough! You can’t reach the highest shelf where the cookie jar sits, and the big kids always steal your lunchtime snacks. Don’t get me started on going to theme parks, you can never get on the rides and you’re always told to have an adult present for everything you do. But what if I told you that being small didn’t suck at all? But was in fact really, really cool.

Focus your eyes on the world of micro animals and learn what it's like to be so small. Discover how these tiny creatures stay safe, or hunt for their lunch. Zoom in on their superpowers, like having the ability to shoot microscopic darts, spring-loaded jumps which take them to incredible heights or the amazing ways in which tiny hunters defend themselves from much bigger creatures. Maybe it's not so tough to be tiny after all!

About the authors

Kim Ryall Woolcock has always loved books and biology. She has an honors degree in literature from UBC and a master's in biology from Duke University. A full-time science writer and editor, Kim lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, with her family. This is her first book.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Selected for the CBC's September 2022 Hot Off the Press reading list

"An appealing reminder that mighty things come in small packages."
—Kirkus Reviews
“Compelling material and an energetic tone will draw readers in. This illustrated celebration of small but mighty and sometimes ferocious creatures is recommended for general purchase.”
—School Library Journal
"Packed with fascinating facts and amazing illustrations. Kids will love to read this time and time again!"
—Megan Clendenan, author of FRESH AIR, CLEAN WATER: OUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

"I loved watching Tiny World and this is the perfect book companion to the docuseries!!"
—Little Cub Literacy

Other titles by Kim Ryall Woolcock