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The Book Of...How? Paperback – Illustrated, 19 Apr 2010


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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; 1 edition (19 April 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0753419564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753419564
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 0.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ever wondered how bubbles get into fizzy drinks? Or how we know what the dinosaurs looked like? And just how many ants can an anteater eat? This book answers a wide range of ‘how?’ questions and provides further information with fun-filled facts. Appealing artworks help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge on a variety of subjects.

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By Alessi Lover TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 April 2010
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This is one of those books that would make a tiresome journey a little more pleasurable for both child and adults (well as long as you don't mind being asked, how do bubbles get in fizzy drinks, how does a submarine sink etc).

Our youngest eight took this out with him and (yes it is an easy read a little too easy reading for an eight year old, I know it says aged five and up on the description. Did think that some of the answers for somethings were a little to hard for five year olds to understand though. You would certainly have to read it with them and explain I think for them to get the full benefit of it. Good drawings and pictures throughout the book, so lots of things to loo at too.

You just hope you have the same answer as the book, or else you will end up feeling a little silly.

On the whole though a good book, "why it is coloured 'green?"' I am not sure and that was one of the questions we were aksed by our youngest, so that could be question 51.

One of those books that even as an adult you think "How does that do that?" but you are too embarassd to ask, well take a peep into this for those niggling questions.
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By Neena Sharma on 14 April 2013
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Had bought this book as a gift to my daughter's friend .It is an excellent book ,full of informations.My daughter too loves it.
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By Mr. D. Bell VINE VOICE on 27 Aug 2012
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My 5 year old loves this. He has just started to wtach nature programmes on the TV and this is a great accompaniment. Highly recommended.
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My 5 year old kid loves being read this book, and it always fascinates him even if we've recently read it. It's a book that you can regularly return to the re-learn new facts. It's got good drawings and explanations and is full of amazing and fun facts. I'd highly recommend it.
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By A. Marczak TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Dec 2011
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As far as kids are concerned, parents know the answer to everything, it's just a question of whether that parent "has time to explain the answer".

This book contains plenty of question which a young child is bound to ask, and there are good answers to all of them.

It's difficult to pitch educational books to a particular age or gender, but this is definitely aimed at the infant end of primary school.

It's not exactly thorough, but it will capture imagination better than Wikipedia.
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The book has 50 questions that are answered in a simple, entertaining way using small pieces of text (so as to be more appealing to younger readers I suspect) and lots of colourful pictures.

I've found that the book's answers sometimes need to be further explained by myself if / when my daughter doesn't feel she has had the "how" question fully answered by the book - is that a reflection on the (incessantly) inquisitive nature of five year olds or the simplicity of the book?

Overall, quite good and recommended for a young child with an interest in learning to have on their bookshelf, but not as good as a children's encyclopedia type book as the answers given within do not always fully explain the question. Four out of five stars.
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By Gregory Shanley VINE VOICE on 26 Sep 2010
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What a highly intentertaining book for young people.

Those of us of a certain age will remember an ITV show called How,full of interesting facts and although this book isn't related to that show,it does have all the same sort of interesting facts and figures.

There are also cheery,funny pictures to go along with all the data provided,there are also pop ups which will clearly delight a youngster,working their way through this highly interesting book.

If you're looking for a stocking filler for a youngster,give this book a try,it will delight!
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By Caterina VINE VOICE on 15 July 2010
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The title of this book might suggest that the questions it answers are all along the lines of "how does this work/happen?". In fact it also answers "how many...?", "how old...?" type questions. There are 50 questions in all, each with one page to iteslf with cartoon-style illustrations (some sample questions: how hot is the sun? how do bats see in the dark? how much does the biggest baby weigh? how deep is the ocean? how long does a tree live?). The answers to some of them seem to me to be more simplified than they needed to be. But the book isn't designed for adults so perhaps my view isn't really relevant: the more important point is that my 5 year old really likes the book and frequently pulls it off the shelf. For that reason, recommended. (Also, I imagine, suitable for an older child.)
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