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Nose Knows Wild Ways Animals Smell the World

Written by Emmanuelle Figueras

Illustrated by Claire de Gastold

Part of the Wild Ways Series

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Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers General Non-Fiction The Natural World

Nose Knows Wild Ways Animals Smell the World Synopsis

Take a fresh look at the world from an animal's perspective. In this fun flap-filled book, you'll learn how smell plays a key role in the lives of animals and shapes their behaviour and relationships.

Each flap reveals the hidden side to each environment only perceptible through smell. Watch a polar bear track its prey beneath the ice, join a column of marching ants, and learn how to say hello to a family of forest piglets. 

Nose Knows Wild Ways Animals Smell the World Press Reviews

Anything is possible when you follow your nose! - Youth Group Library Review

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! - Library Girl and Book Boy

An informative book but fun too. - Red Reading Hub

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. - Read It, Daddy!

With wonderful illustrations and lift the flaps to find more information, this book is fun and interesting. - My Shelves are Full

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. - Armadillo

Wonderfully entertaining and informative...An ingenious, interactive way of learning that is not to be sniffed at. - Lancashire Evening Post

Brilliant, just brilliant Claire de Gastold's illustrations are beautiful, clear and informative. - Just Imagine

Many lift-flaps offer titbits of astonishing facts in a truly marvellous book with outstanding illustrations by Claire de Gastold. - Irish Examiner

This large format information book is the second of a series published by What on Earth Books which this time explores the variety of ways animals use their sense of smell. Divided into chapters each of which explores a different use of smell including bonding with parents, finding food, attracting a mate and avoiding danger. With full-colour illustrations throughout, on some pages also there are flaps which reveal more detailed information. Although the pages are not overloaded with facts, the author has not dumbed down the information and uses enough scientific terminology to satisfy older readers, often referring to current scientific research. 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. - The School Librarian (SLA)

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ISBN: 9781912920068
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: What on Earth Books an imprint of What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912920068
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Emmanuelle Figueras
Illustrator: Claire de Gastold
Publisher: What on Earth Books an imprint of What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 38 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Non-Fiction, The Natural World

About Emmanuelle Figueras

Emmanuelle Figueras was born in French Guiana. While studying law in Paris, she discovered a passion for writing, popular science and the animal world. She went on to study gorillas in Rwanda, took a course in primatology and became a journalist and author. She writes about animals and science for numerous French magazines and is the author of over 50 books for both adults and children. She lives near Montpelier in France. Claire de Gastold was born in Paris in 1978. Her work has been published in magazines and she has illustrated several children's books. She lives near Paris in France.

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