""READY-OR-NOT-HERE-I-COME." The boy listens. he girl is getting closer. uddenly, there's another sound. droning buzz. omething else is looking for the boy. The seeker is a mosquito, Culex pipiens, and her search is a matter of life and death. She must find food blood to nourish the hundreds of tiny eggs inside her body. Black-and-white photographs show the children's game of hide-and-seek, while astonishing micrographs show Culex and her world as seen through an electron microscope. Zoom in for a close-up view- A blade of grass looks like a menacing field of spines. A mosquito's eye becomes a bundle of tightly packed tubes. Discover the life story of a mosquito from a truly larger-than-life point of view."