Cover art for Is There Life on Your Nose?
Prestel Verlag, August 2021
Hardcover, 56 pages
28.7cm × 24cm × 1.2cm

Is There Life on Your Nose? Meet the Microbes

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From cheese to poo, recycling to evolution, this playful, informative picture book helps kids get acquainted with the microbes that make up every part of our daily life. Germs, microbes, bacteria - these days those words are fraught with fear and uncertainty.

But they're not all bad. In fact, most of them make life and nature possible. Christian Borstlap's playful, boldly coloured illustrations and cheerful text will help kids understand that microbes are everywhere - in our noses and tummies, in the food we eat, in the air we breathe. From the world's largest organism in Oregon's Blue Mountains, to the bacteria that started life on earth; from microbes that help recycle plastic, to yeast that makes bread taste good - this book shows the incredible diversity of these tiny beings and how they affect every aspect of our lives. Borstlap uses both science and humour to demystify a potentially scary subject, and closes with double-page spreads that are packed with information to satisfy the most curious readers. AGES: 5 to 9 AUTHOR: Christian Borstlap is an illustrator, designer, and art director from the Netherlands. He is the founder of Part of a Bigger Plan, a creative agency whose clients include Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Apple, Vogue, Rijksmuseum, and many others. Borstlap's work has earned him numerous design awards. His previous book, This Thing Called Life is published by Prestel.

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