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With bold, bright illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Becky Thorns, this is a marvellous science/biology book that will get kids thinking about how their bodies interact with and make sense of the world around them. ''I’m a little peculiar, but I love children’s books about the senses. Why? Because inevitably they’ll do what this book does and explain that there really aren’t just five out there but SEVEN! A great non-fiction read''. -- Fuse 8, School Library Journal ''Capsules of information supplemented by attractive visual embellishments by Becky Thorn brings to life each sense and how it works in human and animal kingdoms alike . The result is a fun survey that is both educational and appealing.'' -- Midwest Book Review ''Informal language and lighthearted illustration add a touch of humor in the presentation of solid information, sure to engage''. -- Reading Rockets, Summer Reading Guide Pick 2022
''A lively and engaging narrative gives brilliant insight, accompanied by colourful and equally lively illustrations. It’s time to make sense of the senses!'' -- The BookActivist ''Adorably illustrated. A great way to introduce growing kids to the science of the body in living beings''. -- Armadillo Children's Magazine ''A fascinating book to help children in KS2 learn about how humans and animals experience and relate to the world around them''. -- S chool Reading List

You won’t believe your eyes… or ears or nose….! Learn how our bodies make sense of reality in this fact packed book about sensory perception. They say that seeing is believing – and there’s some truth in that. Highly sensitive receptor cells in our eyes, ears, noses, tongues and skin relay messages to the brain and allow us to interpret the things going on around us, creating our sense of reality. But how do our senses work? And how do they differ from the senses of other animals? 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 taste buds, compared to 5,000 of a human, and a mere 30 of a chicken? Or that earwax is 80% dead skin?