It's Tough to be Tiny

The secret life of small creatures

Illustrator: Stacey Thomas

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 5+

Children's & Young Adult: General Non-Fiction Wildlife

Step inside the marvellous world of micro monsters and learn all about the hidden talents of some of the smallest creatures out there!

Being tiny is tough! You can’t reach the highest shelf where the cookie jar sits, and the big kids always steal your lunchtime snacks. Don’t get me started on going to theme parks, you can never get on the rides and you’re always told to have an adult present for everything you do. But what if I told you that being small didn’t suck at all? But was in fact really, really cool.

Focus your eyes on the world of micro animals and learn what it's like to be so small. Discover how these tiny creatures stay safe, or hunt for their lunch. Zoom in on their superpowers, like having the ability to shoot microscopic darts, spring-loaded jumps which take them to incredible heights or the amazing ways in which tiny hunters defend themselves from much bigger creatures. Maybe it's not so tough to be tiny after all!


Kim Woolcock has always loved books and biology. She has an honours degree in literature from UBC and a Master's in Biology from Duke University. When she realised she loved writing about science more than doing lab work, she became Exhibits Director at a Natural History Museum. A full-time science writer and editor, Kim lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, with her family.

Stacey Thomas is an illustrator and maker based in Oxfordshire, UK. She studied illustration at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2017. Her previous projects include editorial illustrations from Aquila, Scoop and Berenberg magazines; album artwork for David Gibb and Brady Rymer's 'Songs Across the Pond'; a set of animated gifs for Radiolab; a 24-page comic, 'Mostly Water', published by Family Store; and hoarding designs for the building works at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

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