How? (Hardcover)

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

By Catherine Ripley, Scot Ritchie (Illustrator)

Owlkids, 9781926973241, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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

Catherine Ripley is a former editor of chickaDEE Magazine as well as the author of several acclaimed children's books. She contributes regularly to children's magazines and lives in Edmonton. Scot Ritchie is an award-winning illustrator of more than 30 books for children including Why? by Catherine Ripley and Let's Go! by Lizann Flatt. He loves to travel and his work has taken him to London, Berlin, and Hawaii. He lives in Vancouver.

Praise For How?: The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book about Nature, Animals, People, Places -- And You!

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