Gut Garden

A Journey into the Wonderful World of Your Microbiome


A visual exploration of the universe that exists within our own bodies.


ISBN: 9781908714725 Categories: ,

Katie Brosnan


Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2020 and the UKLA Book Awards 2021.

Long-listed for the School Library Association Information Book Award 2020.

‘Helping to educate the future generation about science fields with emergent interest’ –Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate

A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiome.

Within our bodies hides an entire world of organisms called microbes. They digest our food and protect our immune systems, and without them, we would die. Through Katie Brosnan’s personable illustrations, we follow the digestive process from the moment the food enters our mouths to the moment the waste leaves our bodies. Along the way we are introduced to a variety of microbes – good and bad – and gain an insight into the vast ecosystem that exists inside us.

Scientists are only now beginning to comprehend the significance of our microbiome. This is a gorgeously presented introduction to a most fascinating scientific frontier.

Additional information

Weight 559 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 30.1 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 15 January 2020
Number of pages 44
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.7 x 30.1 cm
Weight 559 g


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Katie Brosnan is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art Children's book illustration programme. She is a Picture This! award winner (2018), and was highly commended in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration (2018). She is the author of Keith Amongst the Pigeons (Child's Play, 2019).