The Book of Why?: And Other Questions Asking Why?

The Book of Why?: And Other Questions Asking Why?

by Kath Grimshaw
     
 

Ever wondered why elephants have trunks? Or why your legs look shorter under water? And just why was football once banned? This book answers a wide range of ‘why?' questions and provides further information with fun-filled facts. Appealing artworks help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge on a variety of subjects.

Overview

Ever wondered why elephants have trunks? Or why your legs look shorter under water? And just why was football once banned? This book answers a wide range of ‘why?' questions and provides further information with fun-filled facts. Appealing artworks help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge on a variety of subjects.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Eye-catching and informative title that explain[s] such things as how bats see in the dark and why soap makes bubbles. . . . Supportive "Did you know..." text boxes accompany each response, providing supplementary fun-filled fact. Children will find the silly characters in the illustrations amusing and appreciate how well they enact the subject matter. . . . Educators can use [it] as trivia [a] guide for enrichment activities in general science lessons.” —School Library Journal

“Inquiring minds will enjoy reading these Q&A texts and perhaps learn some science along the way. . . . Teachers could use these questions as discussion starters or journal entries. Students could research the answers to practice library skills.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Inquisitive students will love these eye-catching and informative titles that explain such things as how bats see in the dark and why soap makes bubbles. Each volume tackles 50 questions and answers (one per spread) on a variety of topics, with questions in large bold text and answers in a comic-book-style font. Supportive "Did you know…" text boxes accompany each response, providing supplementary fun-filled facts. Children will find the silly characters in the illustrations amusing and appreciate how well they enact the subject matter. A well-organized table of contents allows readers to find the questions they want to explore. Back matter includes "Quick-Quiz Questions" and a "Tricky Words" glossary. The books will work well as supplements to Melissa Stewart's "Tell Me Why, Tell Me How" series (Marshall Cavendish), and educators can use them as trivia guides for enrichment activities in general science lessons.—Krista Welz, North Bergen Public Library, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753463963
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Series:
Questions Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Illustrated by Kath Grimshaw
Concept by Jo Connor

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