National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)

Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child’s immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.

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3 Comments

  1. Targets curious little minds National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why may be intended for preschool (precocious little ones, certainly), but I would say that it’s not at all too simple for ages 6-10. In fact, it will pique curiosity and engage 1st – 3rd graders until they are ready for the almanac put out by National Geographic Kids. I love the format, the very questions your curious child asks and the clear, enthusiastic explanations. In no time you will have a little professor on your hands amazing you…

  2. Awesome book! This book is so fun, so fresh, so colorful, and so jam-packed with helpful information. I find that this group of National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books (Animals, Why, and Dinos) does “reference” for preschoolers in a way that really respects their need for information, while still keeping the books lively and on level. We love them all, and my kids could pore over this book for hours, especially the funny Why Not pages, where they can identify what’s wrong with the picture. I learned…

  3. Contains misinformation My kids’ grandparents gave them this book. One of the first sections we read what “what’s special about me?” In listing information about humans, such as type of animal (mammal), species (Homo sapien), it then says “Food – Carnivore”. No, humans are omnivores. That may be a minor distinction to you, but it was a sign to me that the book is sloppily edited. 

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