Would You Believe It?: Answers to Kids' Questions About Nature, Science, and the World Around Them

Description

80 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Index
$12.95
ISBN 0-920775-52-7
DDC j500

Year

1990

Contributor

Edited by Compiled and edited by Katherine Farris
Reviewed by Theresa Lewis

Theresa Lewis is an elementary-school principal with the Calgary Board
of Education.

Review

This book, with only an index to identify the potpourri of subjects it
discusses, is a response to the thousands of intriguing questions young
readers ask OWL each year.

The inquiries cluster loosely around animal and human behavior and
attributes, natural phenomena, and outer space. One interesting page
deals with “personal space”; what it is, how to calculate it, and
why we have it.

Two pages consider questions about hands, including “Why can’t you
lift your ring finger when you curl your middle finger?”, “Why do
you have baggy knuckles?”, and “How do artificial hands work?”
Many of the questions are worded very conversationally, which will
engage youthful curiosity.

This book is appropriate for the inquisitive and will appeal to a wide
age range of young readers.

Citation

“Would You Believe It?: Answers to Kids' Questions About Nature, Science, and the World Around Them,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 13, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/24319.