I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. As always, this review contains my honest opinions.
Kids love to ask questions. And they love facts. Answer these questions in a book with colorful eye-catching photos and you are sure to have a hit! That's exactly what TIME for Kids did in their Big Book of Why. This book contains 1,001 new facts broken up in 13 different topic areas: Human Body, Animals, Nature, Earth, Space, Science, Technology, Transportation, U.S. History, World History, World Culture, Arts & Media, and Sports & Games. So there is definitely something for everyone. The page layout is wonderful as they include colorful photographs and paragraph blocks. I think the paragraph blocking is great because it is less intimidating than a full page of words. Each paragraph block (or circle) has a title in the form of a question ( Why are these called the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World?) followed by the answers. This book is also nice because children can pick it up and read a lot or a little and gain some great knowledge.
This book is great for children 8 or older. Younger children may enjoy parts of the book, but there are many topics that young children may not know about yet or understand yet. This book will definitely satisfy curious kids.
Big Book of Why: Crazy, Cool, & Outrageous
From Time Home Entertainment Inc. and TIME For Kids
About TIME For Kids
TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world, and topics in the news kids want to learn about. A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills.