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y separately published work icon The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon
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'This book is about a symobiotic relationship. It tells the story of a Bobtail squid and the bacteria that help it glow in the moonlight.

First we meet Ali, an intrepid Vibrio fischerie bacterium determined to reach safety. Then we meet Sepio, a baby Bobtail squid who is still unable to glow. His dark shape is too obvious in the moonlit water and all kinds of predators lurk nearby. Can Ali and Sepio help each other? What kind of dangers do they face? What can we learn from their adventure?' (Source: Back cover)

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  • "The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon was research by a microbial ecologist and checked over by a team of scientists. It was created by a writer and an illustrator in love with the wonder of science." (Back cover)
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Scale Free Network , 2013 .
      image of person or book cover 4680906511865949872.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 39p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9780646915142
      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: 1

Works about this Work

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon (Small Friends #1) Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , March 2015;

— Review of The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon Ailsa Wild , 2013 single work picture book
The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon (Small Friends #1) Tessa Wooldridge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , March 2015;

— Review of The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon Ailsa Wild , 2013 single work picture book
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