Saturday, January 2, 2016

Tell Me Why? (Tell Me Books) by Isabelle Fougere, Barron's Educational [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN-13: 978-0764167942
Ages 7-12
Barron's Educational
About the book: This fun-filled Q&A book is packed with answers to questions that curious children want to know--and parents are only too happy to give them the means to discover on their own. It contains more than 180 answers to questions about history, nature, the human body, animals, plants, the Earth, and more. In Tell Me Why?, kids can find the answers to questions such as: "Why were some pirates abandoned on a desert island?", "Why are there mummies?", and "Why do we go to school?" Organized according to different topics and tabbed for easy reference, this book also features a hidden spiral binding that makes it easy to flip back and forth. Entertaining illustrations, cool stickers, and activity sections make learning more fun than ever.

My thoughts: Children have inquisitive minds and often want to know those little tidbits of information such as "Why does it rain?", "Why is the grass green?", "Why don't chickens fly, even though they have wings?". And while many of their questions can be accurately answered by a "grown up," children enjoy and need a way they can discover answers for themselves. The very act of discovery is an important part of the learning process.

Barron's Educational has published two books in the "Tell Me" series that are treasures and packed with a plethora of information and engaging illustrations that will capture the age 7-12 year old child on their own quest for discovery.

I absolutely love these books. They are spiral bound, yet the spiral is encased. Each question and answer has its own illustration that will capture the attention of the child. Tell Me Why? is simply packed with information that children (and parents) will find intriguing and informative. There are two questions and answers on each page. Short. Simple. Informative. The Tell Me Why? book encompasses six subject areas: history, nature, the human body, animals, daily life, and the Universe. There are stickers included providing an activity to further engage the child.

I heartily recommend these books for the home or classroom library. They are sure to be well used as children grown and discover this wonderful world and life around them.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided  a complimentary copy by Barron's to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for the review.


  1. Sometimes, I just search my mind or the computer for answers to my grandchildren's questions, I don;t remember my boys asking some of these questions, and I guess alot of this has to do with the computer age and more different types of television and learning opportunities, sometimes, I just can't find and answer and "why does not work"

  2. Just getting up today was joyful, not if the legs don't ache, I will be happy

  3. Yes, I have always wanted a way to answer those creative questions the kiddos come up with!

  4. I have always encouraged my kids to be curious about the world and research to find their own answers

  5. I am usually pretty good at figuring out those tough questions, but for those few out there that stump me, yes I would love something that would help me figure it out! :)

  6. Yes, I have always wanted a creative way to answer them.

  7. Since I am very sick today, chicken soup has brought me joy.

  8. Looks like a fun book! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week!

  9. Yes I would like to find the answers to my children's million questions and trivia questions. I love doing these kind of books. They are so interesting.

  10. My children and a nice long walk in the park today has brought me joy today.

  11. Yes, I have wanted to figure out answers.

  12. My wife has brought me joy today.


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