Time for Kids: Big Book of How
Review by: Lauren
Copy from: http://www.goodmanmedia.com/
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Review: I hate spiders. I can’t even look at pictures of them. If you’re like me, you will want to avoid a couple pages near the front of the book. Oh, and the back cover. That is the main issue that I have…I wish there wasn’t a picture of a spider on the back cover. Yes, you can pretty much avoid it, but it just gives me the heebie jeebies, if you will.
As for the rest of the book, it’s very interesting. It’s full of questions starting with “how” that many kids (and even adults) might be curious about. Included with the answer, there are illustrations/pictures and even little “factoids” that relate to the question. One interesting question I found was “How does an arena change an ice rink into an basketball court?” They give you step by step guide, with photos, showing how it’s done!
Some of these questions go back to the past and would give a fun little history lesson (great for homeschool kids!). One question I enjoyed was “How was mount rushmore built?” I had no idea!
One of my favorite parts of this book (and the main reason I find it worthwhile for many) is that there are “how” questions about crafts…and they give you steps of course!! For example, you learn “how to make your own camera”, “how to make pizza”, and even “how to make recycled paper.”
I loved making crafts as a kids, and I think I would have gotten a kick out of these.