Synopses & Reviews
Macnair uses the backdrop of a day at an amusement park to explore the five traditional senses (sight hearing taste touch small) as well as the sense of balance in an oversize board book that features multiple flaps integrated into the pages. A roller coaster is used to discuss sound waves (“Screaming creates waves of vibrations that travel through the air to our ears”) a spinning teacup ride introduces topics like motion sickness and dizziness and the fair’s concession stands are a natural lead in to the senses of smell and taste. Macnair incorporates a wide range of facts into the pages including tidbits about aging animals’ senses optical illusions and more. While Watson’s generically cartoony illustrations and the board book format feel like an odd match for the target audience and level of scientific detail included it’s still a successful mix of entertainment and information. Ages 5–7. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."