When Sid's mom calls him to breakfast, the only thing he can smell is Zeke's diaper. How can that be? Zeke is in the kitchen and he's down the hall near his bedroom. Once he gets close to the kitchen, though, he can smell Dad's famous pancakes. Sid is stumped. At school, Sid and his friends talk about things they smell from far away, and they learn about how our sense of smell works.
Kids will like this because it answers a perennial question about how we smell things. It will also get them to pay more attention to the smells around them.
Once you've read this once or twice, it won't get much interest anymore.
My daughter grabbed this book right away because she loves Sid. She thought the information about molecules was nice, but she really liked the three jokes at the end.
These stories have a great way of weaving factual information into a kid-relevant story. It has the "choppiness" and big illustrations of a Level 1 book, but more text than you would expect.
This is an easy reader story based on the PBS series Sid the Science Kid
This is a great first-science book on how our sense of smell works. It would be fun to replicate the classroom experiment at home, by letting kids try to smell different things.
6 to 9
4 to 8
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Borrow. This is a valuable story and is a nice complement to other books featuring Sid, but the cuteness of it will be quickly lost.
|Title||Sid the Science Kid: What's That Smell?|
I Can Read, Level 1
|Publisher||HarperColl © 2010|