Don’t forget to add books to your Five Senses Unit of study. Here is your list of “e-scent-ial” books for learning about the sense of smell!
Sense of Smell Books
Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup
Bear does everything he can to avoid taking a bath in this book. He smells so bad no other animal wants to play with him. However, he has one sweet friend that is willing to help him make the right choice and take a bath!
Students love guessing which animals belong to which nose! Animals shown include an elephant, a woodpecker, a platypus, a camel, an anteater, an elephant seal, and a hippopotamus. In addition to looking more closely at noses, this book provides some interesting, age-appropriate facts about each animal. It’s a winner!
Llama Llama, Yum Yum Yum by Anna Dewdney
This is a book students will adore because they can actually USE their sense of smell to experience it! It’s a scratch-and-sniff book! Little Llama Llama and his Llama Mama make some delicious kitchen treats and the reader is invited to smell each one.
Even more wonderful books on the Sense of Smell
- Smelling Things by Allan Fowler
- Gladys Goes Out to Lunch by Derek Anderson
- Farley Follows his Nose by Lynn Johnston
- Smelling (The Five Senses Series) by Rebecca Rissman
Extending the Learning: Be sure to try this fun and easy art activity using scented paints!
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