Today I want to tell you about two hardcover books published by National Geographic Kids. Childhood is full of wonders and it is sure nice to have a reference around for some of the answers. These books are filled with beautiful, playful illustrations. They are perfect for a child or grandparent’s ready reference library to answer all sorts of questions that life brings to us.
Summertime is upon us and it is a wonderful time for these discussions when they aren't school related. Enjoy!
Little Kids First Big Book of Why
Seriously, All little kids are curious and have lots of Why questions. Often parents and grandparents are stumped and hard pressed to come up with an answer. I know that I hate the thought of giving a wrong answer even though I just don’t know why. And that is why we should all have this book on hand. The questions – and the answer that is understandable for a Little Kid - for lots of questions are all here and each has a big beautiful picture to illustrate the subject.
There are over 70 questions answered organized into four categories:
- Amazing Me
- Animals All Around
- How Things Work
- Wonders of the World
The picture oriented index allows a pre-reader to choose the topic of interest. Here is my grandson pointing to the solar system:
My five year old grandson is super interested in the solar system and so the pages on the planets, stars and the moon were his favorites. And Grandpa thoroughly enjoyed exploring these topics with him. Here are some of my favorite pictures of them exploring these pages together.
Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything
This book is geared for kids ages 8 – 12. The topics, illustrations and answers are geared for them. A look at the index page shows the wide variety of topics included. I took a great picture of my 11 year old grandson enjoying this book but he was mortified and made me delete it. I am sure you can all identify with that.
These two pages about Zits are a good example.