Poo! What Is That Smell?: Everything You Ever Needed to Know about the Five Senses

Poo! What Is That Smell?: Everything You Ever Needed to Know about the Five Senses

by Glenn Murphy, Lorna Murphy
     
 
A fascinating (and very funny) look at the five senses from the author of Why Is Snot Green? 

Both gross and informative, this book tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the five senses. Find out which animal has the biggest eyes, what's inside your ear canals, why sweaty socks smell so stinky, why sprouts and ice cream taste

Overview

A fascinating (and very funny) look at the five senses from the author of Why Is Snot Green? 

Both gross and informative, this book tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the five senses. Find out which animal has the biggest eyes, what's inside your ear canals, why sweaty socks smell so stinky, why sprouts and ice cream taste so different, why we can touch and feel things, and lots more!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/16/2014
Murphy continues his series of science-minded chapter books (including Why Is Snot Green? and How Loud Can You Burp?) that use a touch of gross-out humor and here-and-there illustrations to hook readers. Each of the five senses gets its own chapter, with bolded vocabulary words sprinkled throughout. Details on how animals use their senses to survive in the wild also feature prominently: “Flies, bees and other insects have compound eyes made up of hundreds (or even thousands) of mini eye-tubes called ommatidia.” The format, which invites easy browsing between sections, should hit a sweet spot for readers with an enthusiasm for strange-but-true facts. Ages 7–9. (June)
From the Publisher

"...creative and attention-grabbing look at the five senses." —School Library Journal
"...a good addition to the science collection of a middle or potentially elementary school library."  —Science Books & Films

“This is not just an explanation of the five senses, but rather an in-depth, humorous look at all the ways animals thrive and survive using their senses. Questions even the most curious readers may not think to pose themselves are asked and answered, and the information is so fascinating, kids will not only look forward to reading the entire book, but will likely want to explore the subject of the five senses further.” —Smart Books for Smart Kids

"...should hit a sweet spot for readers with an enthusiasm for strange-but-true facts." —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal
06/01/2014
Gr 4–6—Have you heard of the fifth taste sense, umami? Do you know how sharks detect blood in the water? Do you know which creatures lack hearing organs? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more in this engaging and well-written title that breaks down each of the five senses, providing basic scientific information and facts that kids will enjoy. Murphy goes into detail about each sense, adding intriguing examples and employing an accessible, humorous tone that should resonate with even reluctant readers. Humorous black-and-white illustrations enhance the kid appeal, and helpful diagrams shed light on difficult-to-understand concepts. However, the book is marred slightly by the lack of an index, making it more ideal for browsers than for those completing research for school assignments. Fans of similar titles by Murphy, such as Why Is Snot Green?: And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers) (2007) and How Loud Can You Burp?: And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers) (2009, both Roaring Brook) will enjoy this creative and attention-grabbing look at the five senses.—Katy Charles, Virgil Elementary School, Cortland, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330538527
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
917,657
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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