What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?

A pygmy shrew is small—it’s among the littlest mammals! A ladybug is even smaller, but it hardly seems tiny when you compare it to a protozoa! And there are many things smaller still—so small that we can see them only with a microscope. Would you believe there are particles that are so tiny that we can’t measure their exact size? Explore the huge world of the very small!

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.5" x 7"
  • 9780807588383
  • January 1995

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  • 9780807593547
  • March 2015

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  • This lighthearted look at size features engaging pen and acrylic illustrations and a clear, informative text. The pygmy shrew is a good choice for a guide through the world of the very small.

    - The Horn Book Guide

  • The acrylic-and-ink artwork includes touches of humor.. Wells introduces a challenging concept in a way that will entertain and intrigue young children.

    - Booklist

Awards & Accolades

  • 1996 CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

    Common Core



    • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
    • ATOS Level: 4.80