Poo! What IS That Smell?

Lorna Murphy

Glenn Murphy

Ages 7 to 9
15 August 2013
176 pages


Which animal has the biggest eyes? What's inside your ear-holes? Why do sweaty socks smell so stinky?

Glenn Murphy, author of Why is Snot Green?, answers these and a lot of other brilliant questions about the five senses in this funny and informative book.

Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible smelly things, like why sprouts and ice cream taste so different. Poo! What IS That Smell? contains absolutely no boring bits!

Discover more funny science with Disgusting Science: A Revolting Look at What Makes Things Gross.

As soon as I saw who the author was I knew we were in for a good read, ... 'Poo! What is that smell?' does not disappoint. Illustrations by Lorna Murphy help to get the points across and make understanding ideas such as the evolution of the eyeball easy. Glenn Murphy's background in science communication makes this so much more than just the list of gross science factoids you find in some kids popular science books. I found this book really valuable for providing explanations that were concise, at a level children will understand, but without being dumbed down.
Glenn Murphy is proving himself a worthy addition to the popular science writers for children, and he hits the spot with this enjoyable tour around the five senses... a fun and informative book.
It made a nice change to read a book full of interesting facts... It is easy to read and I found myself not wanting to stop. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to try something a bit different than a normal story book and give it 9/10.