Heard about the fish that clean shark teeth? Or the frog that lives with a tarantula? Welcome to the weird world of symbiosis – where animals form incredible relationships.
Macken Murphy, host of the popular animal podcast Species, introduces his favourite symbiotic relationships in his first kids’ non-fiction book. Along the way he explains the cool science behind the baffling behaviour of some animals – from friendly alliances to pesky parasites. Alongside him, illustrator Dragan Kordić skillfully brings to life head-scratching relationships in nature, including:
- The crab that wears a sea urchin as a hat
- The bat that goes to bed inside a plant
- The warthog that takes a trip to a mongoose spa
You’ll even find out about symbiotic relationships including YOU! (Hint – is your head ever itchy?) By the end of the book you won’t look at nature in the same way again!