The Little Guide to Science by Catherine de Duve

March 12, 2016

Roo has always shown a thirst for knowledge, some would say that she is inquisitive, others would say she is plain nosy but whichever camp you sit in I am pleased to see her want to expand her horizons and learn all she can about the world. She has been enjoying her Science lessons recently, taking part in experiments and learning about how different items work etc. 

This week is National Science Week and her school have a number of different activities planned for the children. So when The Little Guide to Science by Catherine de Duve dropped through our door I knew that she would enjoy learning more facts about Science.

The Little Guide to Science

The Little Guide to Science

Written by Catherine de Duve
Published by Happy Museum
ISBN: 9782875750792

It’s the Big Bang!
Discover the sun, the planets, the Shepherd’s star…

Little by little, life appears on Earth.
Discover why the first animals are soft and squidgy and why they become enormous dinosaurs.
Become a fossil hunter!

Use a microscope to look into the smallest part of your body.

Travel to the wonderful land of inventions.
Who invented the telegraph, the telephone, the dynamo?…

Explore the Antarctic yourself!

And pick up lots of clever tips.

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

The Little Guide to Science is a lovely little book to open the eyes of little ones to the wonderful world of science. With pages on dinosaurs, storms, fossils and life under the microscope – there is something to wet almost everyone’s thirst for knowledge.Roo really enjoyed this book and even took it to school to show her teacher the different science topics she had been reading about. Each topic as a two-page spread and 

Roo really enjoyed this book and even took it to school to show her teacher the different science topics she had been reading about. Each topic as a two-page spread, with illustrations and entry-level information on that topic, Roo has already earmarked the topics that she would like to learn more about and has requested a trip to the Science Museum soon.

Price and Availability

The Little Guide to Science is priced at Β£6.99 and is available from and The Book Depository.

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Disclosure: We received a copy of The Little Guide to Science FOC for the purpose of review


  • Louise Gardener March 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    My son loves learning about science, he goes to science club after school, they learn about senses and other experiments

  • ashleigh allan March 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    My son loves dinosaurs and learning about them – my daughter loves doing experiments to see how different things react!

  • Harline Parkin March 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Both my grandsons love anything to do with the solar system and planet there fascinated by the whole idea that there’s something other than earth

  • Emma walters March 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    science is my son’s favourite subject, he loves the experiments and learning interesting facts

  • Rie Tetley March 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    He got a dinosaur excavation kit for christmas, and that has provided endless entertainment and learning!

  • Leah March 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    My eldest is interested in science where she can experiment by making things, such as this week for science week she has experimented making bath bombs with school.

  • stephen ashdown March 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    My daughter is intrigued by magnetism and surface tension. Watched a pond skater ‘skate’ across the water surface whilst other creatures sank. Loves the natural world. Had a jam jar of soil and water, shook it up and let it settle. Amazing what is in ‘soil’ by the layers!!

  • Jayne T March 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    My son loves doing experiments. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. xx

  • iain maciver March 12, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    loves experiments and learning about everything

  • Kerry Locke March 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Digging for fossils is one of my little boys favourite activities

  • Alison Joyce March 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    My daughter loves learning facts and reading books about science especially the solar system

  • Chris Andrews March 13, 2016 at 10:57 am

    as Jake is a little young . . . .he’s 5 . . . he is just extremely nosy and inquisitive, so this book would be an ideal way to introduce him to science

  • Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi) March 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    My daughter’s too young yet, though she does love her toy dinosaurs already! x

  • lynn heath March 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    My son loves experimenting – more than once I have caught him mixing together my shampoo and conditioner and anything else he can find just to see what would happen!!!

  • claire woods March 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    doing any experiments he can.

  • Lucia Baker March 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    My daughter loves doing experiments. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  • aj templeman March 13, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    my little one is celebrating science week at school next week and really looking forward to it x

  • Monica Gilbert March 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    My daughter’s 3, so she likes examining everything and trying to figure out how things work.

  • Kirsty Fox March 14, 2016 at 11:35 am

    My boys love dinosaurs and visiting the Natural History Museum

  • Rebecca Taylor March 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Despite being young my son loves to experiment with mixing colours together to see how they change and also anything to do with mud and water!

  • Annabel Greaves March 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    The kids love to do hands on experiments, like making bubbles and exploring the garden – I think learning is so much more fun for children when it is visual and hands-on xx

  • helen tovell March 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Science is my daughters favourite subject, she loves to find the answers to how or why things work.

  • laura banks March 14, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    learning different facts

  • Jo Carroll March 14, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    My little boy loves anything to do with Space although he’s more preoccupied with ufo’s and aliens than anything in our ‘current reality’. Hopefully we’ll have another Tim Peake when he grows up though and he’ll achieve something we can only dream about and visit Space for real? πŸ˜‰

  • genna st michael March 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    My two have just started showing an interest in science – my 6 year old daughter got her little brother (age 5) to help with the mixing-oil-with water experiment and then adding some washing-up-liquid to see what happened. She then wrote up her experiment and drew pictures to present at school!

  • Ruth Harwood March 15, 2016 at 7:52 am

    My daughter is fascinated with science – this would be perfect for her!!

  • Claire Lou Coulter March 15, 2016 at 8:42 am

    We home educate and love science, from fossils to the solar system. I just asked my son what his favourite bit is and he said lava.

  • Bex Jones March 15, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Both my daughters are obsessed with science in all forms… we always have to look at the weather for the week to see whats happening, where it is coming from etc… she loves to know the ins and outs of the human body … how it works etc… and her latest experiment in school was making slime … URGGGHHHH

  • laura stewart March 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    my daughter likes to see what happens x

  • Jo Hutchinson March 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    They love science especially anything to do with animals and the solar system

  • aaron broad March 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    My little sister likes the experiments

  • Wendy Tyler March 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    My daughter is a budding engineer. She makes pulley systems to carry things up the stairs. In fact the house can become rather dangerous as she has ropes and ribbons in all directions! She also likes to ask how things work, like what do the pedals do Mummy? I hope she keeps the same interest as she gets older!

  • Terri-Louise Dudey March 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    My daughter wants to be a Scientist when she is older the last experiment she did was a volcano (with vinegar and lemon juice) well you can imagine it made quite a mess but she thought it was a lot of fun xx

  • Solange March 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    My son loves doing experiments and learning interesting facts.

  • Susan B March 18, 2016 at 2:27 am

    They love studying what grows and lives in the garden.

  • justine meyer March 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

    She likes making potions in the bath with the various shampoos etc She calls them Titanic potions x

  • Rebecca Howells (PeanutHog) March 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Biology – humans and animals – how everything works.

  • Susan Sargent March 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    My grandson loves learning facts, only four but has known the names of many Dinosaurs from the age of two.

  • Diana March 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    My daughter loves experimenting ;D

  • Rachel Craig March 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Experiments, as they like to see a reaction.

  • Corinne Peat March 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    My kids love science. Two of them are subscribed to whizz pop bang magazine and love doing the experiments.

  • joanna butler-savage March 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    juts being outdoors and asking questions

  • Jo McPherson March 19, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    He loves space at the moment

  • Angela Paull March 19, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    My wee man loves seeing how things go together – I predict he’ll love chemistry in years to come!

  • ellie spider March 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    H loves learning about animals

  • Christopher Read March 19, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Going fun experiments like making volcanoes

  • Adrian Bold March 20, 2016 at 12:12 am

    My nephew is still into dinosaurs, but also he’s fascinated with the planets at the moment.

  • Moany Mike March 20, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Our young children like to experiment and some science cards proved very popular last Christmas. Of course – it’s the ones that make the most mess which are the most popular with the children and I – but not so pleasing for my wife πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • kim neville March 20, 2016 at 7:18 am

    My son is very interested in learning and seeing the outcome of science

  • carol boffey March 20, 2016 at 8:18 am

    My son loves science

  • Rachael Mccadden March 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    My nephew loves science

  • Victoria Thurgood March 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    My son loves reading fact books

  • Pam Francis Gregory March 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    They love everything about dinosaurs!

  • Rebecca Phillips March 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    definitely fact learning. he is so inquisitive and asks a lot of questions too. when he was around 2.5 he became obsessed with dinosaurs and knew lots of facts about the different types!

  • Natalie Crossan March 20, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    my daughter loves reading these sorts of books x

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