Title: The Senses
Written and illustrated by Dr Matteo Farinella
Published in Australia by Walker Books
RRP: $24.99

When Diane receives an electric shock while experimenting with her augmented virtual reality device, she is transported into the world of the senses. As she experiences each sense, the reader learns scientific knowledge and information about discoveries made.

The black and white illustrations in this graphic novel vary from intricate scientific illustrations to ones telling a story. The language is suitable for a range of readers and the notes at the back of the book explain characters Diane meets and other interesting aspects.

Graphic novels such as these are so important to have available for young readers who enjoy this format, as their learning is enhanced through the combination of the visual and verbal. Highly recommended.

Many thanks to Walker Books for supplying this book for review.