Lift the flaps to take a fresh sniff at the world from an animal’s perspective – all you have to do is follow your nose!
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"This book sits comfortably in a primary classroom and has the potential to generate some interesting discussions. There is just the right amount of detail and scientific vocabulary and the layout breaks the information into appropriate sized chunks. A welcome addition to any non-fiction library.”
"I loved the clear uncluttered page layouts and clever use of flaps to x-ray in on an animal's inner-workings. The large-scale illustrations sing from the pages and will entice and intrigue readers. Truly unique!"
"An informative book but fun too."
“In this fascinating book the reader is invited to ‘take a fresh sniff at the world from an animal’s perspective’ and explore the different roles that a sense of smell plays in shaping animal behaviour and relationships … Supported by full-colour illustrations, the reader’s interest is further sustained through the use of flaps which when lifted often reveal surprising facts."
"Superbly written facts produced in a way that doesn't patronise curious kids, and filled with gorgeous illustrations. A brilliant non-fiction title that's right on the nose."
"With wonderful illustrations and lift the flaps to find more information, this book is fun and interesting."
"A fascinating insight into the noses of wild animals and the extent to which their sense of smell operates. There are plenty of strange-but-true facts that will appeal to young readers."
"Wonderfully entertaining and informative ... An ingenious, interactive way of learning that is not to be sniffed at."
"Brilliant, just brilliant Claire de Gastold's illustrations are beautiful, clear and informative."
"Figueras and de Gastold have created a unique book for children to learn about the world of smell. Noses are for breathing, but they’re also for locating food, friends, enemies, danger, or even finding one’s way. The informational book’s oversize picture-book format includes fact strips along the bottom of the pages and numerous flaps for children to lift and view an otherwise hidden aspect of the animal or setting ... The book’s muted, engaging illustrations and interactive format invite quiet adult-child explorations of the natural world."
"With full-colour illustrations throughout, on some pages also there are flaps which reveal more detailed information ... this engaging book is also likely to stimulate many readers’ natural curiosity to find out more."
"Many lift-flaps offer titbits of astonishing facts in a truly marvellous book with outstanding illustrations by Claire de Gastold."
"The ‘lift the flaps’ were great fun, but also very informative and they certainly added to the interest of the book … The illustrations are also wonderful and, in fact, make this book something of a showpiece. The drawings are fun, yet accurate and life-like, adding to the educational value of the book. I would certainly give this as a gift for a birthday or Christmas, to any budding little scientist or lover of animals. All in all a hugely successful read and one that I will revisit again and again when teaching the children about our senses in science."
"Wonderfully entertaining and informative...An ingenious, interactive way of learning that is not to be sniffed at."
"While sharing fascinating facts about the animal kingdom and answering such questions as why female mosquitoes are so attracted to our skin, this engaging book is also likely to stimulate many readers' natural curiosity to find out more"
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