***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
When it comes to the facts, every child wants to know: “Why?” Addressing more than 200 questions, accompanied by colorful photos and vibrant illustrations, X-Why-Z delivers age-appropriate answers to questions ranging from “Why do I sneeze?” to “Why is grass green?” Thoughtfully crafted by 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.
Sample questions and answers include:
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.
Our Review :
We received a copy of this awesome book, and my kids were immediately drawn to it because of the bright colors and vibrant pictures. This book is great because not only does it answer tons of commonly asked questions, it also offers some fun facts to take the conversation further.
I love the way the pages are laid out. Rather than being typical paragraphs, this book offers a simple layout where each question is bold and has coordinating photos. This is perfect for children who are visual learners!
My very favorite part of the book is when it addresses why kids have to eat their vegetables. This, as a mom, is definitely a plus....When my kids complain about eating their spinach or whatever veggie I happen to be serving, I can whip out this book and show them that they HAVE to. Genius. Pure genius!
Overall, we definitely love the Time For Kids, X-Why-Z book. There are so many answers for curious kids, and it's a fun read with loads of photos and bright colors. This would be a wonderful Holiday gift this year!
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.
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