TIME for Kids BIG Book of Why: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know

Why do we have eyebrows? What’s a black hole and what happens if you fall into one? What’s the fastest a human is capable of running? Why do wet fingers stick to metal in the freezer? Where is the deepest point on Earth? Divided by subject area – humans, animals, environment/nature, technology, and space – and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why. Of course, “Time for Kids” goes beyond answering the question by dipping into the science or history to further explain the answer in an easy-to-follow, straightforward manner. This is a must -have book to satisfy the most curious of kids and provokes a great way to encourage interest and knowledge about a wide range of subjects, as well as to stimulate reading. Kids will be desperate to share what they’ve learned with their parents, teachers, and friends…and anyone else who will listen.

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3 Comments

  1. Got a question ? This is a good book for kids of all ages. I have grandson 12 yrs. old and he thought it was a great book. There are many questions that he asked me over the years and I always tried to give him the correct answers however there were times that I was not satisfied with the answers I gave. This book explained the answers in a way that was easy to follow and understand.I enjoyed reading this book with my grandson and we both learned some new things.Good Job……….

  2. Don’t buy this book Recently, my daughter bought “Big Book of Why” for her eleven-years-old daughters. Fortunately, before my granddaughters started reading this book, I had the opportunity to leaf through it, and I was appalled. I have PhD degree in chemical engineering, and a fairly solid knowledge of astronomy and Earth science, so I concentrated on the Earth and Space sections. Here is my assessment. The author seems to be lacking basic understanding of the above mentioned subjects. Both the Earth and the…

  3. Cute, but belies shaky grasp of basic physics. Skip it. I had high hopes for this book as a successor to our well-thumbed copy of Macaulay’s “The Way Things Work.” As luck would have it, the first question I randomly flipped open was “Why does a basketball bounce?” Well, “Inflated basket balls have a lot of stored energy,” we’re informed. Sigh. While it’s certainly true that inflated basket balls do have “a lot of potential energy (in bold letters)” that is irrelevant here. 

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