Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Book Review: The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) by Gina Misiroglu

*Review copy provided by publicist*
The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) is a fun reference book filled with answers to hundreds of questions that kids like to ask.  From sections on outer space to the workings of the human body, this book has compiled short, concise answers for those parents who may not always know every answer.

The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) (The Handy Answer Book Series)

Things I Liked:
I enjoyed reading all the answers to these questions - many of which I never would have known the answers to.  The book covers lots of topics, especially those that kids tend to be most curious about.  The answers are written in a way that most kids will be able to understand, at least in part.  It also covers questions that might be both for younger children and for older ones.  It is a very well researched and thorough reference for parents.

Things I Didn't Like:
I definitely think the book is more for parents, especially when it gets to the last section, Daily Life, which has a lot of moral and theoretical questions that a parent may want to decide how and what they want to teach their children.

I haven't really read anything like it!

s-factor: none

mrg-factor: X
it does include questions about where babies come from, though the answers are very well-suited for most children :)

v-factor: none

Overall rating: ****

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  1. I'm pretty sure we're going to need this eventually.

    Does it have anything on dinosaurs? I'm tired of having to google dinos based on their physical characteristics so I can tell the monkeys what kind their toys are....


  2. Britt, it sure does have a dino section! I'm sure that will come in handy (pun totally intended) for you and your kids!

  3. Its an interesting book as i can make out from reviews and comments...Placing my order soon at A1Books :)

  4. Anamika, hope you get good use out of the book!


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