A few weeks ago I received a copy of “The Big Book of How” and you know what? It is fun!
Picture this: Your 9 year old daughter is playing next to you and all of a sudden she looks at you and says, “mama, how does your computer connect to the internet?” And maybe you are a blogger, like me, and even though you use wi-fi every single day for your work, you don't really know how it functions, or how to explain it to her. Well, “The Big Book of How” has the answer in the Home Tech chapter, pages 122 and 123. There it tells how wi fi connects to the internet, what the top 5 wi-fi friendly US cities are, what a modem is, and what you need for wi-fi to work properly, among other things. Cool eh?
My son asked me last Sunday if he would get burned if he touched the sun! How can I explain that he would be roasted way before he reached the sun?! Well, I found a nice couple of pages that answer the question, “How Does the Sun Stay Hot,” with an illustration of the sun and its different layers, plus a little bit of sun safety, too. Perfect!
Those are just two of the 501 questions asked and answered in this cool and colorful book. We check it out when my son asks a question I know is covered in the book. It´s also fun to just read one fact per day, it doesn't matter what, we always learn something.
The book is divided into 11 chapters as follows; Animals, Be Prepared, Sports, Buildings, Science, Transportation, Home Tech, Food, Space, the Human Body and Going Green.
The sports chapter is one of my favorites because it has cool stuff like, ¨How Do Ice Skaters Spin So Fast?,” “How Do You Stay Upright on a Surfboard?,” “How to find the Sweet Spot on a Bat?” or “How to Make a Ball Bounce High?”
The Big Book of How is published by Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME for kids. It is in hardcover with 192 pages with illustrations on every single page and has “how to” activities to educate and have fun with your kids.
You can check out more details and see inside of it right here. The book is already at retailers nationwide.
I think this book would be a great gift for a child from 7-12 years of age (and for his mom!)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book to facilitate my review. My opinions and comments are solely my own. Sun not included.