Did you know that the holes in Swiss cheese are caused by bubbles of carbon dioxide? Do you know where the hula-hoop originated from? These questions and many more can be answered in the The Time For Kids Book of Why series.
This book includes 250 facts that kids want to know about sports and science. The book is separated into two sections: Sports and Science. The realistic photos and colorful illustrations flow well with the information. The bold words throughout the book are words that may be unfamiliar to kids and are included in the Glossary section. The Further Reading section includes web sites and a book list where kids can continue learning in more detail some of the items discussed in the book.
There are other titles in the Time For Kids Book of Why series. Each book contains around 250 answers to questions kids ask. Each book is formatted the same with short paragraphs to answer the questions along with pictures and illustrations. There is a lot of interesting information packed into each book.
This book is a great educational tool for kids. I think the Further Reading section is a good idea to give kids other resources for some of the subjects they want to read more about. Even though the book says it’s for kids, I believe that there are some cool facts here for adults as well.
TIME for Kids The BIG Book of Why: Sports and Science answers the why, what, when, where, who and how questions that kids commonly ask, but adults can rarely answer. Why does a curve ball curve? Why does a Super Ball bounce so high? How can David Beckham make a soccer ball "bend"? Why can eating chocolate make people hyper?
Written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why. Of course, TIME For Kids goes beyond answering the question, and dips into the science or history to further explain the answer in an easy-to-follow, straightforward manner.
TIME For Kids The BIG Book of Why: Sports and Science is a must-have book to satisfy the most curious of kids.