Ali is a beautiful marine bacterium with a special relationship with squid. When she sings a chemical symphony with her children, she lights up the oceans. One of a series of illustrated books for early readers introducing children to the extraordinary and hidden universe of microbiology. Based on a bioluminescent bacterium Aliivibrio fischeri, this mystical journey written by Professor Mike Manefield and illustrated by Natascha Varona introduces children to symbiosis and bacterial communication! This soft cover saddle stitched book has 18 pages, measures 16x16 cm and includes non-fiction information about the story plus an image of the bacterium the narrative is based on. Perfect for reading to infants or for children learning to read. Heck, even university students find them helpful to start imagining life on a microscopic scale.