The Three Little Tardigrades
Tardigrades: who knew they were so adventurous and amazing? Not me! Now I do. Holy smokes was this book hilarious, cute, and very educational. An excellent read-aloud, a prime classroom study, or a fun treat to keep at the grandparents’.
In this hilarious retelling of "The Three Little Pigs", three little tardigrades set out to find a home that's just right for them—all while watching out for the Big Hairy Wolf Spider.
Gavin, Colin, and Doug live on a cozy little drop of H2O until one day, their mother tells them it’s time for them to grow up and leave home. In search of the perfect place to settle down, the three little tardigrades (also known as "moss piglets") journey to an underwater ice cave, an erupting volcano, and even the moon! They can survive under extreme conditions, but can they avoid the Big Hairy Wolf Spider. . .?
Humor and scientific facts about these resilient microscopic creatures come together to remix a beloved story–with an unexpected twist (and tons of laughs)!
Includes material at the end of the book with detailed information about tardigrades, a glossary of terms from the book, and more science for eager young readers.
Praise for The Three Little Tardigrades
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A Kids' Indies Next List Selection
"Fay’s potato-and-paint artwork gives tidy graphical verve to this laugh-out-loud story of survival superpowers, told in fittingly fact-laden, serio-comic prose." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The humor is spot-on, informative, and self-aware, and background details like Gavin donning SPF 9999 or Colin wearing mittens and drinking hot cocoa are pure fun. Give this one to kids who love learning about the weirder things nature has to offer. Backmatter includes a list of resources for further research, more information about tardigrades, and a glossary of words used in the text." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review