The character of Bellie was inspired by a microscopic image of the Shigella dysenteriae, one of the microbes which causes stomach ache. Also includes flip book and sticker! Children, parents and educators will enjoy using these educational plush toys to teach about hygiene, disease and the human body. Each microbe comes with a description of the disease it causes or function it performs. Use these fun, non-threatening toys to emphasize the importance of washing hands and preventing sickness in social settings. Surface washable, air dry.