This book was so great and it was a real hit with the kids. My kids are actually 8 and 6, but they love it and still read it every day. They say…”mom, why is…” and get such a thrill from giving the answer. It’s a great book, with excellent pictures/illustrations and very attractive, interesting questions and answers for kids. It really hits the sweet spot. I mean, seriously, how many times are you asked “Why?” in a day? It’s all day long, isn’t it?
From animals to plants, from the human body to history, the new book X-Why-Z helps children ages four to six better understand the world they live in. Presented by Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids, X-Why-Z (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; $14.95) is on sale now and available at www.timeforkids.com/xwhyz and at retailers nationwide.
Addressing more than 200 questions, , X-Why-Z delivers age-appropriate answers to questions ranging from “Why do I sneeze?” to “Why is grass green?” From the editors of the award-winning TIME For Kids classroom magazine, parents, teachers, and libraries can be sure that X-Why-Z is age appropriate, informative and entertaining. This would even be a great addition to your kids’ schools and classrooms…no, really.
Here are some of the really good questions and answers that, so far, have my kids coming back day after day:
Q. Why do I get goosebumps?
A. Goosebumps help your skin keep warm. Your hair stands up to protect your skin from cold air. Each tiny hair makes one bump.
Q. Why do cats lick you?
A. Cats lick people to show they care. It’s like a mother cat cleaning her kitten.
Q. Why do tree leaves change color?
A. During the spring and summer, leaves are filled with green chlorophyll. The chlorophyll helps the trees make food, and it makes the leaves look green. In the colder fall weather, leaves lose their chlorophyll and show their bright colors.
Earth & Space:
Q. Why does the moon seem to change shape?
A. One side of the moon always faces the sun, and one side is always dark. Here on Earth, we can only see the part of the moon that is lit by the sun. For a few days every month, we see the whole lit side, and we call it a full moon. The rest of the month, we only see part of the lit side, so the moon looks smaller. When we can’t see any of the lit part, we call that a new moon.
Q. Why are school buses yellow?
A. Yellow is an easy color to see, even in bad weather. The bright color warns drivers to look out for children.
Q. Why do igloos keep people warm?
A. A house made of ice does not sound warm. But people who live in frozen places can make an igloo very comfortable. A fire can warm the small space, but it will not melt the ice walls. The igloo also blocks the freezing wind.
Q. Why did Egyptians make mummies?
A. Ancient Egyptians believed in life after death. They wanted to preserve their bodies for the next life. A mummy is a dead body that has been dried and wrapped in strips of linen cloth so that it will not rot.
“It is with great pride that TIME For Kids presents X-Why-Z as the first title in our highly anticipated new series of books for children ages four to six,” said Bob Der, Editorial Director, TIME For Kids. “X-Why-Z is the perfect reference book for children and a great conversation starter for parents to have with their children. It’s a book that kids will come back to again and again.”
From Time Home Entertainment Inc. and TIME For Kids $14.95, Hardcover
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