Bacteria Esie and Es embark on a new adventure to improve the health of cows. But when Esie and her twin Es encounter dangerous viruses along the way, will the cows protect them? This action-packed story is based on real-life behaviors of bacteria and viruses. And yes–viruses attack bacteria, too! Each page also features an interesting science fact about microbes. For kids ages 6-8.
Esie leaves her twin Es behind to explore a world teeming with beneficial bacteria. Could Esie be one of them? Or is she just a nasty germ, as some people say? On her rugged journey through air, water, and a cow’s guts, Esie meets new friends who help her find the answers she seeks.
Esie Explores Beneficial Bacteria reassures kids that the world isn’t always a scary place. Not all bacteria cause disease: many bacteria are beneficial, and life on our planet would be impossible without them.
Esie’s story of friendship and discovery is accompanied by lively illustrations and scientific facts about bacteria. Yet the facts don’t distract from the story. Kids (ages 6-8) can enjoy Esie’s adventures and decide which facts they want to read, and when. A young reader, who previewed the book, wondered: “Since this is such an interesting subject for kids . . . why has no one written a book like this before?”
Esie Explores Beneficial Bacteria concludes with a glossary and an activity section about the diverse bacteria introduced in this story.