Artists, bees and chimpanzees: everything that lives fights to survive.
A beekeeper kid who secretly dreams of being an artist has some paint that is extremely useful to a mouse-like midget who is hiding a spectacular secret of his own. When Frankie discovers it, everyone's lives are thrown into turmoil. More
Frankie Webb is a young beekeeper whose dream is to be an artist. With a father like his, this is a very dangerous secret. The paint is extremely useful, however, to a mouse-like midget called Tiny who is hiding a spectacular secret of his own. When Frankie discovers it, everyone's lives are thrown into turmoil.
Encountering crooked art dealers and escaped lab freaks, the heroes of this story - life-size human and miniature non-human - are both little people in a world of tiny lives. They are invisible to anyone that matters, and they have dreams that matter to nobody. But the smallest lives can make the biggest difference: if the bees disappeared from the face of the Earth, humans might just hang on, but without a rebel or two in the ranks of the laboratory chimps, humanity is surely doomed.
Tiny Life and the Monster Head is a story about survival: from the survival of honeybees in their battles with wasps and microscopic blood-suckers, all the way up to humans in their daily battles to beat the clock and to beat each other. It is a tale of minuscule proportions and giant themes for readers young and old: street artists, beekeepers and futurists among them.