As a launching pad for inquisitive young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end, this collection addresses a critical part of being a kid: asking questions. Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don’t always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done.
Written with a child’s imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book permits kids to help themselves because it’s organized by simple topical chapters: Outer Space; Planet Earth and Our Moon; Creatures Big and Small; Plant Life; People around the World; Politics and Government; How Things Work; Math, Measurement, and Time; All about My Body; and Daily Life. Each question posed is given a complete and satisfying answer, going beyond “because” and “it just is” and “I don’t know.”
• Why do dogs bark?
• Why is the sky blue?
• Why do people have to grow old?
• Why do people speak different languages?
• How does my body know to wake up when morning comes?• What is DNA?• How can fish breathe underwater?
• Why do women in some countries wear veils?
• How did my life begin?
• How does a vacuum cleaner pick up dirt?
Praise for the first edition . . .
"The biggest problem for parents with inquisitive children is not knowing the answers. For those times, consider [this book]." —Boston Globe
"Parents . . . can reach for [this resource] when their kids throw a doozy of a question their way." —San Diego Union-Tribune