This book takes young readers step by step through the biology of each of the senses. Clear texts are peppered with fascinating facts. Did you know that, unlike the other senses, smells are delivered directly to the parts of our brain that are responsible for memory and emotion, meaning that smells can trigger feelings in a way that sight or sound can’t? Did you know that a cow has about 250,000 tastebuds, compared to 5,000 of a human, and a mere 30 of a chicken? Or that earwax is 80% dead skin?
With bold, bright illustrations by award winning illustrator, Becky Thorne, this is a marvellous science/biology book that will get kids thinking about how they interact with the world around them.
About the Author
Robin Jacobs is a writer of children's picture books and non-fiction. With a science background, she unpacks complex subjects with a clarity and lightness that is accessible and refreshing. Robin is the author of Don’t Hug the Pug and Earth Shattering Events.
Becky Thorns is a Cornwall-based illustrator who has worked with publishers including Nosy Crow and Little Gestalten. Her work on The World of Whales (Little Gestalten) was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards, 2020.