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The Book of How?: And Other Questions Asking How?    by Ray Bryant order for
Book of How?
by Ray Bryant
Order:  USA  Can
Kingfisher, 2010 (2010)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Here are fifty questions and answers covering a plethora of topics from biology to history. The common thread that unites this eclectic collection of questions is that, in one way or another, they explain how something happens.

How fast can a cheetah run? How is wind farmed? How do sharks find their food? How do forests help us breathe? How can you tell your horse's age? This is just a sampling of the questions you'll discover the answers to as you read this book.

In addition to an appropriate cartoon-like illustration, each question is accompanied by not only the answer but also a 'Did you know...' fact. For example, you'll learn that the answer to 'How much does the biggest baby weigh?' is 4,400 pounds. That would be what a 23 foot long baby blue whale weighs at birth. Equally amazing is the information you'll find in the 'Did you know...' box. Baby blue whales grow at an amazing 200 pounds per day. They top out at about 286,000 pounds when they reach adulthood!

Appropriate for youngsters five years of age and up, the book also includes a Quick Quiz. These 25 questions will let the child test his or her new knowledge.

Most children are naturally curious and these questions, drawn from the I Wonder Why series, play on that natural curiosity and offer a starting point for a more detailed look at the world in which we live.

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