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Zoom in on body invaders

Zoom in on body invaders

Spilsbury, Richard, 1963-

Animals, plants and objects are put under the microscope in this high-interest series. Children will love the fascinating and often gross results seen by zooming in on different tiny living things

Book. English.
Published London : Wayland 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Richard Spilsbury
ISBN: 0750267291, 9780750267298
Intended audience: KS2
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 30 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Series: Zoom in on ...
Subject: Non-Fiction 9+.; Nature.; Parasites Juvenile literature.
Alternative Title: Body invaders


  1. The scale of things
  2. Bed bugs get biting
  3. Lice on the loose
  4. Eyelash bugs
  5. Hop aboard the flea express
  6. Ticks latch on
  7. Gut-squatting worms
  8. Tooth attack
  9. Mosquitoes bite and pass it on!
  10. Worms under the skin
  11. Viruses hitch a ride
  12. Glossary
  13. Find out more
  14. Index

Author note

Richard Spilsbury has worked in educational publishing for over ten years and has written on many subjects of different sizes, from ants and cells to rainforests and whales.


Body Invaders zooms in on some of the weird and wonderful creatures - such as ticks, mites, lice and viruses - that live on and in our bodies. Learn about the creepy crawlies that live in your eyelashes, and meet the worms that feast on half-digested food in your gut.


There is much to interest and inform young readers here. The well planned pages, the often startling images and the quality information make this a good addition to the science books in the classroom or school library.