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author/illustrator: Cathy Evans and Becky Thorns

ages: 6+

64 pages

23 x 29,5cm




Sold: Complex Chinese, Korean, Vietnam, German, Czech, Dutch, Italian


Rights represented as of October 2023 for Dutch, French, German, Eastern Europe & Russia, Scandinavia & the Baltics.

Cat Eyes and Dog Whistles

  • You won’t believe your eyes… or ears or nose! Learn how our bodies make sense of reality in this fact packed book about the senses.


    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 tastebuds, compared to 5,000 of a human, and a mere 30 of a chicken? Or that earwax is 80% dead skin?


    A marvellous science/biology book that will get kids thinking about how their bodies interact with and make sense of the world around them.



    "With striking, colorful illustrations and interesting factoids, it provides a fine introduction to the senses." - School Library Journal





    Cathy Evans is veterinarian and writer living and working in Bournemouth. Her background in the sciences and her love of animals helped her bringhome-schooling alive during lockdown, and inspired her to write this book.

    By the same author : Mama Mammals


    Becky Thorns is a Cornwall-based illustrator whose work on The World of Whales (Little Gestalten) was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards, 2020.


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