Catherine Ripley

When Oma arrives to stay with Jake, Lizzie, and their parents, they want to make her visit extra special — so off the family goes to Jake's birthday party, the library, the beach, and many other places. These familiar childhood excursions prompt many questions. How do candles stay on fire? How do librarians remember where all the books go? How does the sand get so hot?

Curious kids everywhere want to know — and no adult has all the answers. In the same style as the bestseller Why?, How? provides kid-friendly explanations for nearly 100 everyday mysteries. Bright, playful illustrations complement the clear text. A scrapbook-style page at the end of each chapter offers additional information in snapshots and captions. How? combines the best qualities of non-fiction and picture books to delight young readers again and again.Catherine Ripley
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SKU: 209083n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771473842

...invariably clear and easy to understand...the real fun lies in wandering, enjoying the illustrations, and flipping through the pages until a question grabs your attention. - Quill & Quire

A great resource where children can seek out answers to their questions about all sorts of daily experiences…As a tool of inquiry, it teaches children how to begin to probe more deeply into the hows and whys of the world.
- Professionally Speaking

An exceptional and welcome companion to last year's Why? - Sal's Fiction Addiction

a must-have for the home bookshelf or the primary classroom, good for quick consultations or for browsing early readers who want their answers NOW. -

Parents' Choice Award, Books: Non-fiction category, Recommended, 2012

Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection, 2012

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Publication date

July 15, 2019

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Interest age

From 3 to 7