Everyday childhood activities, such as an excursion to the park, splashing in the bathtub, or fixing a snack in the kitchen, can spark many questions in young children. Why is the sky blue? Why does my stomach g-r-r-owl? Why do cows moo? Curious kids want to know, and no adult has all the answers.
Bestseller Why? provides kid-friendly explanations for nearly 100 of these everyday mysteries in an engaging question-and-answer format. The book takes young readers inside the kitchen and out to the park, from the farm to the supermarket, and from bathtime to bedtime. Answers to questions submitted by real kids reveal fascinating tidbits about nature, science, and the world around us. Bright, playful illustrations by Scot Ritchie set the scenes for the common questions that kids ask. Whether read aloud at bedtime or explored in a classroom setting, Why? is a kid-approved nonfiction pick that will encourage inquiry and curiosity.
"Understanding the world around us is such a big part of learning, and Why? does that in a fun and approachable way."
"This book is an excellent resource for any classroom, school or home library! Colorful illustrations accompany the fun and informative text."
"The perfect book for the child who always asks ‘Why?’"
"This book is fun to pick up... You can open to any page and learn something fascinating... provides easily understood explanations for many of life’s everyday mysteries."
"A fabulous book for kids who just can’t stop wondering about the world around them…Why? will help nurture a playful, scientific curiosity in early-school-aged children."
"A useful resource for both parent and child."
"The perfect book to answer all those never-ending why questions... a great book designed for future great thinkers."
"Great book for ages three to eight to help parents answer some of their kids' weird questions."
"This book is a terrific place to find answers in simple, kid-friendly terms... I fully recommend having this on your shelf."
"This book is an excellent reference for any classroom, school or home library! Colorful illustrations accompany the fun and informative text."
"A colorful and well-written collection... it answers many of children's most pressing questions — and it's a picture book too!"
"This book is a terrific way to satisfy your child's curiosity while encouraging inquisitive thinking... It's sure to delight, inform and entertain."
"I recommend Why?... It helps children to notice, wonder, and ask questions based on observations."
"If you find yourself scrambling to explain why the sky is blue... this book can help you come through with some kid-friendly but scientifically accurate explanations."
"Reveals valuable and fascinating information about the things kids want to know. Bright, playful illustrations by Scot Ritchie are the perfect complement to the text, adding a further level of explanation."
"Catherine Ripley quenches kids' thirst for knowledge...Bright, cartoonish and often humorous illustrations help demonstrate the answers."
"If you have a child in this age range, chances are you receive a stumper that starts with the magic word “why" just about every day... This question and answer book offers hungry learners dozens of easily digestible answers, accompanied with colorful illustrations, about topics related to our bodies, our homes, and the world beyond."
"A useful, interesting, and enjoyable read."
"With its subtitle, The Best Ever Question and Answer Book About Nature and the World Around You, this book promises much and delivers on that promise for its intended readership. The questions are divided into categories indicative of where or when they might pop up — i.e. bath time, night time, the supermarket, the kitchen or the farm. In the latter category is, for example, the question, 'Why do horses sleep standing up?' There is a longish (and good) answer, but the short answer is: 'For a quick get-away.'"
"Cheery, simple color illustrations fill this wonderfully informative and entertaining book, enthusiastically recommended to parents and children’s library collections alike, in order to kindle a passion for learning in inquisitive young minds."