Each chapter focuses on one of the senses, showcasing an animal with a strong sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste, and even awareness of the earth’s magnetic field. I loved the focus on the science behind each of the senses, showing how the rods and cones in an owl’s eyes are different from a human’s eyes, explaining that frog’s have a great sense of hearing because their entire body is like one big ear, and demonstrating the difference between the nose of a deer and the smaller nose of a human. There are clear diagrams and pictures that illustrate the science and biology of each animal’s senses, and explain how that helps the animal to survive in the wild.
I love how the book is written almost like a story, describing the animals in their natural habitats, and revealing how they hunt, mate, and care for their young. There is a lot of information crowded into every page, but it is still fun and interesting to read, without feeling like a textbook.
I would recommend this book to readers ages 6-14. It would be so fun to read this as a family, and then take your kids out into the backyard to observe the night and listen for frog songs and try to hunt around as quietly as a fox. There are bunches of activities and night-time games included in the book that would be amusing for kids of any age.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.