Little Big Heroes: A Handbook on the Tiny Creatures That Keep Our World Going
- About the Author & Illustrator
A fascinating exploration into a little-known universe, one that exists right under our noses — if we knew where to look! This is a book about the weird and wonderful insects, worms, parasites, microbes, birds, and bees without whom life as we know it would not possible.
- What if we got rid of all parasites?
- Why should we be worried about the Insect Apocalypse?
- How are spiders inspiring our latest technology?
- Which photograph spurred a global green movement?
Documentary filmmaker Hoe Yeen Nie and historian/artist David Liew lead inquisitive young minds on a fun, fact-filled journey to meet Nature’s engineers, gardeners and recyclers. By learning about their role in the ecosystem, we begin to understand that life on our shared planet depends on the survival and health of these little big heroes. Are you ready to see our Earth with fresh eyes?
The Change Makers series of books will build in children a
strong sense of inquiry — to arm them with knowledge in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to tackle this brave new world of unknowns.
Hoe Yeen Nie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist who enjoys telling stories that reveal unexpected truths about ourselves and the world we live in. She used to be wary of creepy crawlies, but after delving into their strange and incredible world, she is now learning to appreciate and even love them. Yes, intestinal worms included. Follow her adventures @yeennie.hoe.
David Liew is a prolific artist/sculptor who has illustrated several bestselling book series. This series has especially enabled David to return to his history-educator roots. He also supports fellow authors and illustrators as the Regional Advisor to the Singapore Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 72
Year Published: 2021
Size: 230mm x 160mm