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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (Little Kids First Big Book Series)

4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  152 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on ga ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Clare Cannon
A fascinating book that will captivate inquisitive kids (and adults) for days! It's packed with information about everything from why we need to eat certain foods, to why doughnuts have holes, why plants grow upwards, why there are rainbows, why some people have curly and others straight hair, why planes fly, why boats float, and loads more. With straightforward text and clear pictures even young children can follow the explanations, and yet the content is rich and varied enough to extend older ...more
Shields, Amy. (2011). First big book of why. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.

Citation created by: Sherry Bouldin
Call Number: 031.02
Description: Similar to the format of National Geographic Little Kids magazine, the very youngest will be thrilled with the answers to all of their “why” questions. Beautiful photography and simple text are paired to answer all types of questions that young students may have.
Content/scope: Accurate yet age-appropriate answers are provided for pre-school aged ch
One of my three-year-old daughter's favorite books (as I think it would be for any toddler whose favorite word is "why"). It's informative in an engaging way for young children, with lots of bright pictures and interesting subjects (e.g., why do donuts have holes in them, why do some people have curly hair, why do soap and water make bubbles, etc.). It also has some simple experiments (like the milk magic experiment, where children shake cream to make butter), and some fun "what's wrong with thi ...more
James Harken
My four year old daughter really enjoyed this book, it makes a good nighttime story if you divide it up a bit.
The content of Little Kids First Big Book of Why strengthens a 4-5 year old child’s vocabulary skills by introducing them to new words and concepts. As the child practices reading this book, speech and language development continues to grow, and comprehension of text and meaning also deepen. In addition to strengthening comprehension, the child’s motivation for print is increased when they realize that books contain facts and information to help them understand the world around them.
My 4 year old daughter is loving this book, and so are her parents! It is full of questions that children tend to ask and parents are often stumped by (such as why is the sky blue, why does grandma have wrinkles, etc...). The answers are clear and simply described-just enough information. Perfect for kids ages 5-8... and maybe a bit older or younger depending on the child.
Brionna Barcolleh
This book allows students to explore their imagination. It helps cure curious minds, and it allows students to formulate questions. It is nonfiction, and it's a good way to captivate young inquisitive minds.
'The BIG Book of Why'...So many questions; so much to all the wonders of our world; from the water to the sky...and the miracle of life; from our very first breath to our minds eye.
The kids absolutely love this book. It has led to some lively conversation and requests for more information.
Lauri Meyers
I enjoy blowing my kids minds with this. We enjoy the experiments too! What a great way to take advantage of young open minds.
Feb 24, 2012 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any parent
I love a book that teaches me as it teaches my kids.
Quite possibly my daughter's favorite book of all time.
Scholastic book club purchase.
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