Why Do Tigers Have Whiskers?: And Other Cool Things About Animals

Sunanda Creagh, Clare Celeste Börsch

Do sharks sneeze?
Do butterflies remember being caterpillars?
Why don’t cats wear shoes?

Children have an insatiable curiosity for the world around them, and life can be an endless source of fascination for young minds. But do you have all the answers? And are they actually correct? Maybe you need to ask an expert …

Adapted from The Conversation’s highly successful Curious Kids online column, Why Do Tigers Have Whiskers? is the first book in a series exploring some of life’s most pressing questions, submitted by children and answered by leading experts in each field. In this first book on animals, venture into the jungle to discover why tigers need whiskers, dig deep with echidnas to find out how they breathe underground, and shimmy up a tree with your pet cat to learn how it uses its claws. Future books will cover such topics as the ocean, outer space, the human body and language.

Aimed at kids aged 4-7, the series asks the big questions about the world as only a child could, with factual explanations that break down the fundamentals and check our assumptions. A glossary helps young readers learn more complex terms, and immersive collages illustrate each answer, with layers of stuff to marvel at and identify.

'A beautifully illustrated resource for parents and children alike, bringing the wonder of science to kids. It’s not the answer that gets you the Nobel Prize, it’s the question!'

- Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

'There is always something for adults to learn, too.'

- Sunanda Creagh, series editor

Collage picture book

Sunanda Creagh

Series editor Sunanda Creagh is an award-winning journalist and The Conversation’s Digital Storytelling Editor. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Thames & Hudson Australia

Thames & Hudson Australia publishes around 40 original titles each year into subject areas including the arts, architecture, interiors, design, photography, environment, gardening, food and drink and children’s books. We specialise in illustrated books, children’s books and narrative nonfiction.

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