The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon (with narration)

Scale Free Network

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon is about a symbiotic relationship. It tells the story of the bobtail squid and the bacteria that helps it glow in the moonlight. First we meet Ali, an intrepid Vibrio fischeri bacterium determined to reach safety. Then we meet Sepio, a baby bobtail squid who is still unable to glow. His dark shape is too obvious in the moonlit water and all kinds of predators lurk nearby. 

Can Ali and Sepio help each other? 

What kind of dangers do they face? 

What can we learn from their adventure...? 

Winner of a Bronze medal in the Children’s eBook category in 2015 US Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards...The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon is the first in the Small Friends series, stories of symbioses between microbes and larger forms of life. 

Each book is also a kind of symbiosis, a collaboration between writers, scientists, artists, designers and educators. 

Small Friends was initiated by Scale Free Network, an art-science collective. (

We wanted to share this amazing story with you.

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About the author

The Small Friends storybooks are created by the art-science collaborative, Scale Free Network - based in Melbourne, Australia.

More information, teaching resources and print copies of the book can be found at the Small Friends Books website:

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Scale Free Network
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Published on
Apr 27, 2015
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Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Baby Animals
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Marine Life
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Biology
Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
Science / Life Sciences / Microbiology
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