WHAT STINKS?
Published by: Darby Creek Publishing, 2006
Awards: An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book, 2007. Science Books & Films Best Books, 2006. NAPPA Honors, 2007.
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 2006

What Stinks?

(excerpt)

INTRODUCTION

WHAT DO THESE THINGS HAVE IN COMMON?

They STINK! They don’t all smell the same way or for the same reason, but they all smell bad–at least to most of us humans.

Why do some plants and animals stink? What is the purpose of a bad smell? Can something that smells nasty to you smell good to another creature? Can something that smells nasty be good for you?

You’re about to go on a smelly adventure to find out not only what stinks, but also why. So, hold your nose and keep reading!