How? Cover


The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book about Nature, Animals, People, Places -- And You!

By Catherine Ripley; Scot Ritchie (Illustrator)

Owlkids, Hardcover, 9781926973241, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

When Oma arrives to stay with Jake, Lizzie, and their parents, they want to make her visit extra special so off the family goes to Jake's birthday party, the library, the beach, and many other places These familiar childhood excursions prompt many questions from Jake and Lizzie. How do candles stay on fire? How do librarians remember where all the books go? How does the sand get so hot? Curious kids everywhere want to know and no adult has all the answers.
In the same style as the highly successful "Why?," "How?" provides kid-friendly explanations for nearly one hundred everyday mysteries. Bright, playful illustrations from Scot Ritchie complement the clear text and set the scenes for the common questions that kids ask. A scrapbook-style page at the end of each chapter offers additional information in snapshots and captions. "How?" combines the best qualities of non-fiction and picture books to delight young readers again and again.

About the Author
If there is such a thing as an expert on kids' questions, it would be Catherine Ripley. As a former editor of the award-winning "Chickadee" magazine for young children, Catherine began collecting questions submitted by curious readers. She continued through visits to various schools and libraries, turning her talent for making science fun to all the great questions kids could come up with. Catherine is also the author of "Two Dozen Dinosaurs" (Owl Books).

Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.

Praise For How?

Praise for Why?:
". . . A fabulous book for kids who just can’t stop wondering about the world around them . . . Why? will help nurture a playful, scientific curiosity in early-school-aged children." Today’s Parent