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It's Tough to Be Tiny by Kim Ryall Woolcock & Stacey Thomas

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 BookBairn 1 Comments

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It’s survival of the fittest in the animal kingdom. So how do the tiniest creatures tough it out?

It’s tough to be tiny. When you’d tiny you are often overlooked, things seem out of reach, bigger creatures are more powerful than you. And sometimes you get squashed. 

So how do these tiny creatures survive? Well many of them have a ‘superpower’. In this beautifully illustrated non-fiction book It's Tough to Be Tiny by Kim Ryall Woolcock & Stacey Thomas, you can discover creatures with spring-loaded jumps, glitter disguises, poo umbrellas, toxic tentacles, goo guns, even suits of armour. The smallest creatures have adapted the most spectacular and jaw-dropping means of survival.

Packed full of information about all these adaptations, this book is fascinating with our being overwhelming. The illustrations expertly break up the chunks of text and really shine a light on the finer details of tiny creatures from spiders to corals to caterpillars and jellyfish from aphids to diatoms. The illustrations also give a real feeling of scale too - showcasing the smallest creatures beside the larger predators (who aren’t always that large) and give the feeling of zooming in on their lives in a similar way to nature documentaries on TV. It really is quite exquisite.

Ok, so it’s probably not the book for those who don’t like a creepy crawly but perhaps it will give a new perspective on the tiny creatures we often ignore (or squash - please don’t squash them!). Tiny  creatures are tougher than they seem but they are still tiny after all!

Also I loved this cover so much I really struggled to choose a photo so here's some of the other options I had:

Thanks to Flying Eye Books for this fascinating look into the tiniest creatures!


Happy nature reading!
Kim and the bairns

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1 comment:

  1. BookBairn and the Wee Pageturner will enjoy this book. It’s great to see their appreciation of wildlife including insects.

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