Do Not Lick This Book – CF Edition


WINNER: CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Information Book Award, 2018

Do Not Lick This Book (DNLTB) is a brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them.

In 2021, CFWA worked with author and illustrator, Idan and Julian, to create a special edition of DNLTB especially for the CF community. The extra pages take a closer look at the lungs and some of the mucus and germs that might live in the lungs of people with CF. This special edition is only available from CFWA and can be purchased through our shop. We can offer one free copy per family with a child with CF in WA. For more information, contact

You can see more of what the book looks like by watching this online reading.

“Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you’d need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she’s never seen before – like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.”

Written by Idan Ben-Barak and illustrated by Julian Frost.


Key features:

  • Published: May 2017
  • Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
  • Dimensions: L 210mm x W 210mm


All profits from your order will help to support Western Australians living with cystic fibrosis and funding critical research.

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