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Reviewed by Amanda Allalunis

I am the mother of three young children. As a mother, I constantly find myself delighted and challenged by my kids; however, I’ve often wished for a go-to book to help me answer the infamous children’s questions of “why” and “how”. My children are constantly asking questions to which I don’t know the answer. I would love to say that I remember why animals can see at night or how popcorn pops, but then I would be a liar. I have spent many hours researching the answers to my kids’ constant questions, and it gets a little old.

Fortunately for me, and for all of the parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, and babysitters in the world, the creators of TIME for Kids have come together to produce the Big Book of How. This book has information on just about everything your child may want to know. Are you wondering how the sun can stay hot? Just open up to page 148. Are your children fascinated by sharks? Turn to page 8 for a whole list of fun facts. Really, there are very few topics this book doesn’t cover, and that’s why I love it!

Big Book of How is the perfect resource for children. The facts and explanations found in the book are written in a simple and straightforward manner, so even the youngest child can follow almost any topic. Plus, every page comes packed with interesting photos, illustrations, and diagrams, which are always a big plus for any children’s book.

As much as my children are enjoying the book, I have to say that I’m probably enjoying it even more, so much so that I’m reading it all by myself. I am completely fascinated by the clear explanations on how to make a homemade compass, how do honeybees make hives, and why do roller coasters go up and down. All in all, I would recommend the Big Book of How to anyone, no matter how young or old.

Rating: 5/5

Amanda is mommy, freelance writer, and blogger in her spare time. If you like this review, be sure to check out the blog at Giveaway Blogdom or take a minute to read her most recent article on Childhood Vaccinations.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Goodman Media. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.