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.

The all-new version of The Squid, the Vibrio and the Moon is planned for release in collaboration with CSIRO Publishing in February 2019.

You can learn more about the book and related resources at Small Friends Books.

The Small Friends Books team have delivered a range of storytelling and art-making workshops, such as a Regional Arts Victoria tour to a bunch of Victorian schools in 2016 and this workshop at ArtPlay in early 2017.

Get in touch with one of the book team if you’d like us to come out to your school or organisation.