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Kids Can Press: Spring 2019

  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: T
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Apr 02, 2019 Carton Quantity: 32 $18.99 CAD
    $17.99 USD
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Stinky Science
Why the Smelliest Smells Smell So Smelly
By (author): Edward Kay Illustrated by: Mike Shiell
Edward Kay ,

Illustrated by :

Mike Shiell


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Juvenile: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7, Reading age 8 - 12
Apr 02, 2019
$18.99 CAD


11in x 8.5 x 0.45 in | 0.99 lb

Page Count:

44 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology
Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019, Winner Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice Awards 2021, Short-listed
  • Short Description
Who knew science could be so smelly??? This innovative book is a complete exploration of the olfactory system, with a side of gross-out hilarity. First, it tackles the basics, from why things stink to how our sense of smell works (hint: it has to do with the six million scent receptors way up inside our noses). Then, it moves on to some specifics such as the link between smells and memories, some of the stinkiest stinks on Earth, the chemicals smells are made of and more! The eww! on every page is sure to hold every young scientist's attention!
This book about the science of smells takes a funky subject and makes it fascinating --- and hilarious! It starts with the basics, from the reason why things stink to how our sense of smell works (hint: it has to do with the six million scent receptors way up inside our noses). Then come some specifics such as how and why smells are closely linked to memories, descriptions of some of the stinkiest stinks on Earth and information about the chemicals that smells are made of. (Young readers finally learn why feet and some cheeses can smell the same!) Altogether, the book offers a complete tour of everything olfactory, while also being a compendium of the best-of in the gross-out category. Poop, rotting flesh, b.o.: what more could a “nose-y” kid ask for? Edward Kay is an award-winning children's television writer and science writer. Here he uses his knack for knowing what kids like to create an entertaining, laugh-out-loud book that's thoroughly researched and full of up-to-date facts. It offers strong curriculum links in the life sciences, particularly the human body structure and systems, and molecules and organisms. Adding to the fun are the funny comic-style illustrations by Mike Shiell on every page. (Yes, of course, there's farting!) Kids may not even notice they're learning science! A glossary and index round out this terrific book.

Edward Kay is an award-winning author and screenwriter for both children and adults. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Mike Shiell is an animation director who has worked on a number of award-winning children's shows. He is also one of the illustrators of the Jasper John Dooley series. He lives in Georgetown, Ontario.

A good introduction to the science of scent certain to hook reluctant scientists (and readers) with its yuck factor. - Kirkus Reviews

Kids who are attracted to bathroom talk and oddity trivia will be drawn to this title ... - School Library Connection

... kids will be drawn to the book for its more pungent thrills. - Quill & Quire

... fearlessly fun and fascinating ...—CM Magazine

This delightfully disgusting title exploring the science of stench is sure to hook young readers with yuck-appeal!—Canadian Children's Book News

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