A Curious Animal Compendium
An illustrated collection about animal noses and their amazing functions! Early STEM has never been more fun. Everything kids ever wanted to know about animal noses around the world!
This special collection of animals takes us around the globe and amazes us at the curious diversity of nature. Whether it’s the musk weevil, the elephant, the pig, or the saiga antelope— they all have wonderful noses. In addition to a wide array of functions, noses tell us a lot about animal habits and habitats.
Author Lena Anlauf has compiled the most exciting facts and stories about noses from the animal kingdom, while illustrator, Vitali Konstantinov, introduces us to the individual animals in impressive portraits—with wit and attention to detail.
Which animal can smell underwater? Which one uses their nose as a snorkel? What can animals do with their noses besides smell? Readers will find out this and more in this entertaining collection filled with surprising and unusual facts.
This appealing nonfiction book invites readers to consider interesting noses in the animal kingdom. . . . From endpapers to index, there's a lot of information here. Part of the appeal is the way the information is presented. Cameo pictures of animals and text in green font are easy to parse.
Youth Services Book Review
Informative and thoroughly 'kid friendly' in organization and presentation, "Genius Noses: A Curious Animal Compendium" is an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, middle school, and community library Pets/Wildlife picture book collections.
Midwest Book Review
The book gives fascinating insights into the world of animal noses. Whether small, large, round or star-shaped, you learn a lot of new things here. The wonderful world of noses is clearly explained with beautiful illustrations.
Pascal Marty, Zoo Zurich
Genius Noses is a small encyclopedia of fascinating animal facts with cute engaging pictures and illustrations featuring each animal. Kids who are interested in unique animals will enjoy studying its pages.
Kiss the Book blog
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