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Germs of Endearment

Mommy, what’s a microbe?

Well, honey, it’s a very, very small … thing.

Curious little creatures, aren’t they? For a better answer, get your wee one a Giant Microbe. Every plush doll is made in the shape of a different malady’s microorganism (the common cold, Epstein-Barr, ulcer, and the flu, among others) and magnified by a million to become surprisingly adorable. Each comes with a picture of its real-life counterpart and information about its namesake, making it both a cuddly companion and an educational tool.

Best of all, the next time your whippersnapper is laid low by the sniffles or strep, he can get a good look at the culprit.

Available online at giantmicrobes.com.