You need oxygen to survive. And billions of round red blood cells to carry it. But what if the cells aren’t round?

Alina and her Dinky Amigos friends make up your DNA and create the instructions that keep you alive. One especially important set of instructions makes a boat to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.

But when the boat bursts, it can no longer carry oxygen and things go horribly wrong. Can Alina and her friends get the help they need to save the thing they care about most – you?

Enjoy learning about DNA and how the wrong instructions can affect our bodies, with a simple, fun and fascinating explanation in this illustrated, narrative non-fiction tale for children 9+ years (and their favourite adults)

Other books in the Genetics for Kids series

You are unique – no one is the same. But why? And how?  An introduction to the Dinky Amigos, DNA and you

The Dinky Amigos make instructions to clean your body. But what happens if those instructions go wrong?

A mysterious virus. A global pandemic. Just how did the Dinky Amigos instructions go so wrong? 


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