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How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  14 reviews
For every kid who really wants to know--and for every exasperated parent who simply doesn't know--here is a lively omnium-gatherum of explanations to the most frequently asked questions about our world, from "Why do stars twinkle?" to "What are hiccups? "Taken from Kathy Wollard's popular column, "How Come?" (seen for the past six years in Newsday and recently syndicated n ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 12th 1993 by Workman Publishing Company
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Jill
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has some of the best explanations of natural phenomena I’ve ever encountered. Take the simple question, “why is the sky blue?” I have googled this and come up with many many hits, but none really made sense to me. This book, however, explains it in a way that gives you an “aha” moment. Even the questions she poses are great: Why, for example, does a mirror reverse images from side to side but not top to bottom? What do you really hear when you put a seashell to your ear? How do fish br ...more
Danelle
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I bought this on a whim while I was in college. An education major, I saw a future use for it in the classroom. I didn't use it as much as I thought I would, but it's definitely getting use now. As a parent of two inquisitive children, we turn to it now and then whenever one of those 'How' or 'Why' questions come up. It's a fabulous book for science investigation and knowledge. The book is divided up into sections (How's the weather, At the zoo, Our home planet, etc.) and each topic is a questio ...more
Tiffany
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book when I was a kid, it explained all those questions you would ask your parents and they would give you some watered down explanation that left you with more questions. I admit I had a lot of questions as a kid, I wanted to know everything. This may have been a prelude to why I became a biology major in college, go figure. Great book for kids, although some explanations are lengthy and confusing it gives you a taste of real science and understanding the world.
Megan
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book for my kids, but I have enjoyed it just as much if not more than they have! I LOVE learning how things work and why things are the way they are!!!! I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to learn about how the world, science, animals and our human bodies work.
Kari
May 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
The idea of this book is wonderful, but the explanations are disappointingly simplistic. I'd like to find a similar book with my scientifically educational explanations, but still for curious children (and their parents!)
Aprilita Kusumaningrum
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Saya suka ilustrasinya di setiap bab . membuat saya tertawa. bahasanya mudah dipahami :D
Anggun P.W
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: state-of-grace
My fave book when i was child
Alexwheeler
Jan 10, 2017 is currently reading it
Shelves: winter-2016-2017
Did you know "How Come? Planet Earth" had a prequel? I didn't. Just as charming and informative as the original.
Kaleena Menke
Dec 14, 2009 marked it as to-read
x-mas present for my 6-year-old niece. science fun :) I plan on reading it before I give it to her.
Hira
Jan 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
science-questioning
Lane Ward
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A great little collection of answers to questions that I (and I'm sure others) found myself constantly asking when I was little
Maddie
This book would be a great book to read to my kids because I know when I was young I asked similar questions. If I had a very curious and scientific child I might introduce them to this book.
Onysha
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Quite fun and easy to read. Basic science, with some things you won't learn in school textbooks. I loved most of the cartoons.
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