Take a fresh look at the world from an animal’s perspective. Anything is possible when you follow your nose!

In this fun flap-filled book, you’ll learn how smell plays a key role in the lives of animals and shapes their behaviour and relationships. Each flap reveals the hidden side to each environment only perceptible through smell. Watch a polar bear track its prey beneath the ice, join a column of marching ants and learn how to say hello to a family of forest piglets.


Emmanuelle Figueras was born in French Guiana. While studying law in Paris, she discovered a passion for writing, popular science and the animal world. She went on to study gorillas in Rwanda, took a course in primatology and became a journalist and author. She writes about animals and science for numerous magazines and is the author of over fifty books for both adults and children. She lives in France.

Claire de Gastold was born in Paris in 1978. Her work has been published in magazines and she has illustrated several children's books including her own, Trop de la chance!. She lives in France.


The ‘lift the flaps’ were great fun, but also very informative and they certainly added to the interest of the book … The illustrations are also wonderful and, in fact, make this book something of a showpiece. The drawings are fun, yet accurate and life-like, adding to the educational value of the book. I would certainly give this as a gift for a birthday or Christmas, to any budding little scientist or lover of animals. All in all a hugely successful read and one that I will revisit again and again when teaching the children about our senses in science.

The English Association

In this fascinating book the reader is invited to ‘take a fresh sniff at the world from an animal’s perspective’ and explore the different roles that a sense of smell plays in shaping animal behaviour and relationships … Supported by full-colour illustrations, the reader’s interest is further sustained through the use of flaps which when lifted often reveal surprising facts … This book sits comfortably in a primary classroom and has the potential to generate some interesting discussions. There is just the right amount of detail and scientific vocabulary and the layout breaks the information into appropriate sized chunks. A welcome addition to any non-fiction library.

English 4-11 Picture Book Editorial Board

I loved the clear uncluttered page layouts and clever use of flaps to x-ray in on an animal’s inner-workings. The large-scale illustrations sing from the pages and will entice and intrigue readers. Truly unique!

Library Girl and Book Boy

An informative book but fun too.

Red Reading Hub

Superbly written facts produced in a way that doesn’t patronise curious kids, and filled with gorgeous illustrations. A brilliant non-fiction title that’s right on the nose.

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