Know anyone who needs...we're talking desperately here...needs to know how things work? You tell them about something and they instantly have twenty questions about it? If it's a think in the room, they want to take it apart and see what the insides look like? (Maybe they'll put it back together and maybe they'll just move on to the next exciting thing...)
We get by with a little help from our friends and our lovely friends at National Geographic Kids must know about this flock. They have put together one of their fabulous books divided into sections: Around the Home, Coming and Going, My Body, The Animal Kingdom, The Great Outdoors and Food. (Don't worry the My Body section ranges around how your nose smells things and how you fall asleep..not the edgy stuff.)
How does a beaver build a dam? How does a jellyfish sting? Why do some trees grow soooo tall? Interspersed with the fabulous photos and the large font passages of info are bubbles of facts and games. After you have taken in all the info on how tires and roads are made and you've learned how fast the world's fastest trains can go, you are challenged to alphabetize the names of eight photos. At the end of the animal section, you do a "Sleep Like a Bear Investigation."
How do camels stay cool in the desert, anyway? Yep, it's filled with fun facts and info that will inform most of us not just the youngest among us.
128 pages 978-1426323294 Ages 4-10
Also in the series: Little Kids First Big Book Of Animals; Bugs; Dinosaurs; Space; Ocean
There is also a Little Kids First Big Book of Why!
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
This charming reference book takes a closer look at the things that surround kids every day and how they work—from cars to vacuum cleaners, animal bodies to humans. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "How do chameleons change color?" "How do refrigerators stay cold?" and "How does my body heal?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.--from the publisher