Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching

Ailsa Wild,Aviva Reed,Briony Barr,Gregory Crocetti

With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady Zoox (zooxanthellae). As the coral bleaches, everyone begins to starve. Can Zobi and the Zoox work together to save the day?

"Zobi and the Zoox is not only a story, it is also a science book. Adults and children will learn so much about coral as they read this story and every illustration adds even more information... an excellent book to use to teach children (and their adults) just how important the coral reef is to ocean health."

- Anessa Rendall, Educate Empower blog

"I felt like I was a piece of coral and I was just watching all these little things going on in the mucus. I really felt like I was a part of it."

- Bodhi Harper, age 11

Award
Whitley Medal Winner 2019
Release
Jun-2018
ISBN
9781486309603
RRP (AUD)
$24.95
Pages
44
Format
Hardback
Category
Science-Nature

Ailsa Wild

Ailsa creates stories for theatre and paper pages. She loves collaborating with acrobats, scientists and children and her favourite question is: But why?

Small Friends Books

The Small Friends Books series combines cutting-edge scientific research, rich narrative and beautiful illustrations to tell stories that describe symbiotic partnerships between microbes and larger life forms.

Zobi and the Zoox: A Story of Coral Bleaching
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