What Breathes Through Its Butt?: Mind-Blowing Science Questions Answered

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Bowsher, Alice
By (author): Grossman, Emily
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: November 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.02in x 7.34in x 1.02in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A funny and interactive book that explains the surprising science behind everyday kid questions

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 butt? This book 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? With delightful interactive features that invite readers to guess answers to questions and make links between different scientific concepts, this is a great book for reluctant readers and STEAM lovers alike.

From The Publisher*Perfect for science lovers and reluctant readers alike, a scientist explains the fascinating whys behind funny, kid-friendly questions
Review Quote*

"A compendium for the naturally curious, this humorous nonfiction book. . . . will certainly fly off the shelves." -School Library Connection (starred review)

"An outstanding question-and-answer science book filled with delightful facts that will engage young readers. . . . A must-read for every curious child." -School Library Journal (starred review)

"A block-printed narrative strewn with bolded words and accompanied by simple, thick-lined cartoon illustrations reflect the irreverent tone of this quirky Q&A." - Booklist

Biographical Note

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. 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. She lives in London, England.


Alice Bowsher is an animator and the illustrator of the Natural History Museum's Jungle, Ocean, Forest, and African Animals. She lives in London, England.