Hillary Chybinski: A Great Book - A Great Gift

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Great Book - A Great Gift

 Q: Why are so many people afraid of spiders?
A: We're not born afraid of spiders. It's something we learn. Some scientists think humans are naturally worried about animals that move quickly, as spiders do, and the fact that some spiders are poisonous certainly adds to the fear factor.
Lots of people I know give books for holiday gifts. It's a wonderful idea, and books can be enjoyed and shared for years to come. We received a copy of the latest edition of TIME for Kids Big Book of Why:Crazy, Cool & Outrageous and lately, and the boys and I agree that this book would make an awesome holiday gift.
Crazy Technology Fact: If there are aliens out in space, they could listen to radio shows from long ago. TV and radio signals are still traveling through sapce, as are cell phone calls.
This book is filled with more than 1,000 fascinating facts.  So if you have kids like I do, that are always seeking answers and finding out how things work, this is perfect.

This book is a follow-up to the first Big Book of Why, and has 192 pages of new and interesting content. The book is divided by subject area - the human body, animals, nature, the Earth, space, science, technology, transportation, US and world history, world culture, arts and media and sports and games. Each answer is accompanied by a full-color photo or illustration.
Outrageous Nature Fact: Flowers are supposed to smell sweet, right? Well, don't get a whiff of the massive Titan arum. This plant, which only flowers every four to six years, smells like rotting meat!
If your kids get TIME for Kids at school, they may really enjoy having this book at home to explore. It's available from www.timeforkids.com/why and retailers nationwide. This book would also make a great birthday or classroom gift.

catch you soon -

Disclosure - I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my very own.

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