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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Zobi and the Zoox
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With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady Zoox (zooxanthellae). The coral becomes gravely ill and bacteria around them begin to starve. Can Zobi and the Zoox work together to save the day?

This book is about a symbiotic relationship. It tells the story of the microscopic friends living in a tiny coral polyp. (Source: Back cover)

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Dedication: This book is dedicated to the memory of the Australian poet Judith Wright (1915-2000), who worked collaboratively with artists, activists and ecologists to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Scale Free Network , 2014 .
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      Extent: 44p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • The creation of this book was supported by a $20,000 grant from the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
      Series: Small Friends series - publisher picture book

      The Small Friends storybook project tells stories of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and the intimate relationships they form with larger forms of life. Each story combines engaging written narrative and beautiful illustrations inspired by rich scientific concepts. The books promote the idea that cooperation is a dominant paradigm of nature, not just competition. They portray microbes in a positive light, countering misguided hysteria around germs and hygiene.

      The theme of symbiosis is reflected in the creative team behind the storybook, comprised of a writer, illustrator and microbial ecologist who will work with active scientists, all coordinated by Scale Free Network. The combined work of these collaborators explains these natural phenomena in a way that no single person could do on their own.

      Number in series: 2
    • Clayton, Murrumbeena - Oakleigh - Springvale area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: CSIRO Publishing , 2018 .
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      Alternative title: Zobi and the Zoox : A Story of Coral Bleaching
      Extent: 44p.p.
      Edition info: Extensively re-written and revised
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2018.

      ISBN: 9781486309603 (hbk)

Works about this Work

Zobi and the Zoox (Small Friends #2) Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2015;

— Review of Zobi and the Zoox Ailsa Wild , 2014 single work picture book
Zobi and the Zoox (Small Friends #2) Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2015;

— Review of Zobi and the Zoox Ailsa Wild , 2014 single work picture book
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