Book Description

Review Catherine Ripley quenches kids' thirst for knowledge...Bright, cartoonish and often humorous illustrations help demonstrate the answers. (Publishers Weekly)?a fabulous book for kids who just can?t stop wondering about the world around them?Why? will help nurture a playful, scientific curiosity in early-school-aged children. (Today?s Parent)With its subtitle, The Best Ever Question and Answer Book About Nature and the World Around You, this book promises much and delivers on that promise for its intended readership. The questions are divided into categories indicative of where or when they might pop up ? i.e. bath time, night time, the supermarket, the kitchen or the farm. In the latter category is, for example, the question, `Why do horses sleep standing up?' There is a longish (and good) answer, but the short answer is: `For a quick get-away. (The Globe and Mail)A useful, interesting, and enjoyable read. (School Library Journal)Both author and illustrator are to be commended...this book [is] a useful resource for both parent and child. (Quill & Quire)...I recommend Why?...It helps children to notice, wonder, and ask questions based on observations. (CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials)This book is a terrific place to find answers in simple, kid-friendly terms?I fully recommend having this on your shelf. (Shelf Candy)...a colorful and well-written answers many of children's most pressing questions ? and it's a picture book too! (Professionally Speaking)Cheery, simple color illustrations fill this wonderfully informative and entertaining book, enthusiastically recommended to parents and children?s library collections alike, in order to kindle a passion for learning in inquisitive young minds. (Midwest Book Review)...reveals valuable and fascinating information about the things kids want to know. Bright, playful illustrations by Scot Ritchie are the perfect complement to the text, adding a further level of explanation. (Leader-Post (Regina, SK))Great book for ages three to eight to help parents answer some of their kids' weird questions. (Kitchener-Waterloo Record)This book is fun to pick up?You can open to any page and learn something fascinating?Ripley?s book provides easily understood explanations for many of life?s everyday mysteries. (Solano Magazine)This book is a terrific way to satisfy your child's curiosity while encouraging inquisitive thinking...It's sure to delight, inform and entertain. (The Telegram (St. John?s))If you find yourself scrambling to explain why the sky is blue...this book can help you come through with some kid-friendly but scientifically accurate explanations. (City Parent)If you have a child in this age range, chances are you receive a stumper that starts with the magic word ?why' just about every day?This question and answer book offers hungry learners dozens of easily digestible answers, accompanied with colorful illustrations, about topics related to our bodies, our homes, and the world beyond. (Modern Babies & Children)This book is an excellent reference for any classroom, school or home library! Colorful illustrations accompany the fun and informative text. ( perfect book for the child who always asks ?Why?? ( book is an excellent resource for any classroom, school or home library! Colorful illustrations accompany the fun and informative text. ( perfect book to answer all those never-ending why questions...a great book designed for future great thinkers. (Rita Lorraine Picture Book Depot 2012-05-05)Understanding the world around us is such a big part of learning, and Why? does that in a fun and approachable way. (Gina Perry Picture Book Junkies 2011-12-22) Read more About the Author CATHERINE RIPLEY is a former editor of chickaDEE Magazine as well as the author of several acclaimed children's books. She contributes regularly to children's magazines and lives in Edmonton.SCOT RITCHIE is an award-winning illustrator of more than 30 books for children including Why? by Catherine Ripley and Let's Go! by Lizann Flatt. He loves to travel and his work has taken him to London, Berlin, and Hawaii. He lives in Vancouver. Read more