Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile's jaw? Which animal can breathe through its bottom? And how do these things all link together? This brilliant book will have eyebrows raised and jaws dropping as it uncovers the amazing scientific explanations behind all sorts of questions that can pop into our heads. Can an egg bounce? How can a giraffe's ridiculously long neck contain the same number of bones as a human's? How much does the Internet weigh? Written by science superstar and STEM Ambassador Dr Emily Grossman, this book will answer all science questions you may or may not have wondered about. Each section in the book is linked to the one before it, creating a fantastically interactive structure, where a question answered brings up new curiosities and surprises. This is the perfect book for children who love learning about science or who need an extra nudge when it comes to STEM subjects. After all, who wouldn't want to find out how a hippo can use its own sweat as sunscreen?!This book has been shortlisted for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2020.
Dr Emily Grossman loves science: she's an expert in molecular biology and genetics with a PhD in cancer research. She is a broadcaster, author, educator and trainer and has been a guest speaker on Sky News. She has been named as the second Honorary STEM Ambassador for her work in education and has become a YouTube sensation thanks to her video How to Stop Yourself Being Ticklish. Emily is known for being on a regular panel of science experts for Sky 1's fact-based panel show, Duck Quacks Don't Echo, hosted by Lee Mack.
Alice Bowsher is a talented London-based illustrator and animator. She is the illustrator of the Natural History Museum's Jungle, Ocean, Forest, African Animals.
"Prepare for mind-blowing science with this collection of random, revolting and ridiculous facts. If you want to know what the centre of the Milky Way might taste like, this is for you."
Sunday Express S Magazine - Sunday Express S Magazine
"Packed with weird, amusing and mind-boggling facts, this brilliant interactive book from science expert and STEM Ambassador Dr Emily Grossman is as fun as it is educational. Featuring scientific explanations and experiments, it takes young readers on an enlightening and descriptive journey with humour and entertaining illustrations. It might be aimed at kids but don't be surprised if adults can't put it down either."
CultureFly - CultureFly
"This is the perfect book for anyone who loves learning about science and all things odd!"
First News - First News
''If this book doesn't encourage a new race of young scientists then nothing will.''
Irish Examiner - Irish Examiner