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

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By Emily Grossman, Alice Bowsher (Illustrator)
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(Children's Nonfiction)

Staff Reviews

Do you have an inquisitive preteen that may or may not ask a lot of questions? Do they like weird things and/or potty humor? This is the book for them! Dr. Emily Grossman goes through the science, and Alice Bowsher illustrates the pages to help keep their interest. Each page is jam-packed with information, and there are little multiple choice questions to be answered! - Kim T.

— From Jocular January Staff Picks


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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781547604524
ISBN-10: 1547604522
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 224