How Come? by Kathy Wollard, Illustrated by Debra Solomon
Age Range: 9-14
Grade Range: 5-9
Print Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (January 13, 2015)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Fact-filled, fun-filled, as interesting to parents as it is to kids, the How Come? series is the trusted source for lively, clear answers to kids’ science queries. Now the best questions and answers from all three books—How Come?; How Come? Planet Earth; and How Come? In the Neighborhood—have been revised, updated, freshly illustrated in full color, supplemented with twenty completely new questions, and combined into one bigger, better volume.
How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents.
When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier?
How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)?
If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off?
Why do elephants have trunks?
And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.)
The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.
Over four hundred pages of scientific facts and informational tidbits are compiled into this fascinating book. It covers just about everything you could think of. Curious kids will love having their questions answered.
The book dedicates one “chapter” to each question, so you can easily fit one or two in before bed or at dinner time. The writing is engaging, and each question is answered within a couple of pages. There are full color illustrations on almost every page, along with cartoons and jokes.
If your child likes science or wants to know everything about everything, then this is an excellent book to get. It would also make a fun family read.
Source: The publisher loaned me a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.