The Little Guide to Science by Catherine de Duve

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 £6.99 and is available from and The Book Depository.

The Little Guide to Science by Catherine de Duve #GiveawayGiveaway

To add a little science into the lives for your little ones, Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have three copies of the book to giveaway.

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The Little Guide to Science

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



  1. Louise Gardener
    March 12, 2016 / 2:18 pm

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

  2. ashleigh allan
    March 12, 2016 / 2:40 pm

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

  3. Harline Parkin
    March 12, 2016 / 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

  4. Emma walters
    March 12, 2016 / 3:05 pm

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

  5. Rie Tetley
    March 12, 2016 / 4:06 pm

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

  6. Leah
    March 12, 2016 / 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.

  7. stephen ashdown
    March 12, 2016 / 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!!

  8. Jayne T
    March 12, 2016 / 6:34 pm

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

  9. iain maciver
    March 12, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    loves experiments and learning about everything

  10. Kerry Locke
    March 12, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Digging for fossils is one of my little boys favourite activities

  11. Alison Joyce
    March 12, 2016 / 9:30 pm

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

  12. Chris Andrews
    March 13, 2016 / 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

  13. March 13, 2016 / 2:36 pm

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

  14. lynn heath
    March 13, 2016 / 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!!!

  15. claire woods
    March 13, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    doing any experiments he can.

  16. Lucia Baker
    March 13, 2016 / 6:49 pm

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

  17. aj templeman
    March 13, 2016 / 9:53 pm

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

  18. Monica Gilbert
    March 13, 2016 / 10:52 pm

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

  19. Kirsty Fox
    March 14, 2016 / 11:35 am

    My boys love dinosaurs and visiting the Natural History Museum

  20. Rebecca Taylor
    March 14, 2016 / 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!

  21. Annabel Greaves
    March 14, 2016 / 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

  22. helen tovell
    March 14, 2016 / 12:39 pm

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

  23. laura banks
    March 14, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    learning different facts

  24. Jo Carroll
    March 14, 2016 / 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? 😉

  25. genna st michael
    March 14, 2016 / 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!

  26. Ruth Harwood
    March 15, 2016 / 7:52 am

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

  27. Claire Lou Coulter
    March 15, 2016 / 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.

  28. Bex Jones
    March 15, 2016 / 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

  29. laura stewart
    March 15, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    my daughter likes to see what happens x

  30. Jo Hutchinson
    March 15, 2016 / 3:24 pm

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

  31. aaron broad
    March 16, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    My little sister likes the experiments

  32. Wendy Tyler
    March 16, 2016 / 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!

  33. Terri-Louise Dudey
    March 16, 2016 / 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

  34. Solange
    March 17, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    My son loves doing experiments and learning interesting facts.

  35. Susan B
    March 18, 2016 / 2:27 am

    They love studying what grows and lives in the garden.

  36. justine meyer
    March 18, 2016 / 9:50 am

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

  37. Susan Sargent
    March 19, 2016 / 12:23 pm

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

  38. Diana
    March 19, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    My daughter loves experimenting ;D

  39. Rachel Craig
    March 19, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Experiments, as they like to see a reaction.

  40. Corinne Peat
    March 19, 2016 / 6:41 pm

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

  41. joanna butler-savage
    March 19, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    juts being outdoors and asking questions

  42. Jo McPherson
    March 19, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    He loves space at the moment

  43. Angela Paull
    March 19, 2016 / 8:47 pm

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

  44. March 19, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    H loves learning about animals

  45. Christopher Read
    March 19, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Going fun experiments like making volcanoes

  46. Adrian Bold
    March 20, 2016 / 12:12 am

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

  47. Moany Mike
    March 20, 2016 / 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 🙂 🙂

  48. kim neville
    March 20, 2016 / 7:18 am

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

  49. carol boffey
    March 20, 2016 / 8:18 am

    My son loves science

  50. Rachael Mccadden
    March 20, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    My nephew loves science

  51. Victoria Thurgood
    March 20, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    My son loves reading fact books

  52. Pam Francis Gregory
    March 20, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    They love everything about dinosaurs!

  53. March 20, 2016 / 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!

  54. Natalie Crossan
    March 20, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    my daughter loves reading these sorts of books x

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