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Children's LiteratureTaste buds in one's mouth are the sensors that send messages to the brain to tell us if something tastes good or bad. The taste buds are found on your tongue and these buds can distinguish between salty, bitter, sweet, and sour tastes. Interestingly, I learned that some scientists have suggested that there is a fifth taste that is called umami, which they claim is found in meat and cheese. Taste and smell work together to help you enjoy what you are eating. There is guidance about oral hygiene and protecting your mouth and taste buds from very hot foods. One sad piece of information is that as you age you lose a bit of your sense of taste. Part of a set entitled "The Senses," which is part of the "First Facts" series. Each book follows a similar format—table of contents, the description of the sense, a glossary, bibliography (not particularly current), fun fact, an index, and access to Internet sites using the publishers "FactHound." 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 8.