Now the reason I chose this book to review, aside from difficulties in obtaining some of these books from the library, is because I applaud the way the subject matter of this book is handled. There's a great balance between use of humor, without being too "fart-joke-like," blended in with some real tips about the scientific process. Being observant, using deductive reason, and having a thirst to solve mysteries and learn about our past lives, is at the foundation of this book. Once you get past the smelly content.
This balance is carried through in the use of cartoons and photography, while highlighting real scientists for kids to look up to. So, a word of caution with this book before you peruse it: either do it on an empty stomach, or not leisurely morning reading over breakfast!