The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents), Second Edition

by Gina Misiroglu
Handy Answer Book for Kids 2

Visible Ink has been publishing the Handy Answer books for over a decade now and they have been a favorite in both school and public libraries. This informative resource will suit public and school library users well.

American Reference Books Annual

...the biggest problem for parents with inquisitive children is not knowing the answers. For those times, consider The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents)...."

Boston Globe

"The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents)" is of strong interest for any parent who wants to arm their child with general knowledge.

Children's Bookwatch

Part of a series of "Answer" books, this unusual and interesting book in its second edition helps parents answer, authoritatively, the wacky and wonderful questions that young children can ask. There is just the right balance of information to satisfy most youngsters without overwhelming. This book should not be kept on the shelf but rather left out to encourage questions and the seeking of answers.

Children's Literature

I'd judge it as a perfect book for an audience of curious children ages eight to thirteen or so, and the parents of children who like to ask questions.

Having this nearby will equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their kids. The book is well organized with tabs marking each section for easy reference.

Now...parents have a resource they can reach for when their kids throw a doozy of a question their way

San Diego Union Tribune

The Handy Answer Book for Kids is a great little reference book, filled with pictures and charts and other visual delights. The questions are a lot of fun, ranging from the profound--"Who is God?"--to the trivial--"How does a vacuum cleaner pick up dirt?"

Kids ask the darndest things .

. . and here are the answers---all in one helpful book!

Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don't always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done.

Written with a child's imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book permits kids to help themselves because it's organized by simple topical chapters: Outer Space; Planet Earth and Our Moon; Creatures Big and Small; Plant Life; People around the World; Politics and Government; How Things Work; Math, Measurement, and Time; All about My Body; and Daily Life. Each question posed is given a complete and satisfying answer, going beyond "because" and "it just is" and "I don't know."

· Why do dogs bark? · Why is the sky blue? · Why do people have to grow old? · Why do people speak different languages? · How does my body know to wake up when morning comes?

About Gina Misiroglu

Gina Misiroglu Gina Misiroglu—also known by her code name, the Taskmistress—has authored or edited more than three dozen books in the popular culture, biography, American history, folklore, and women’s studies genres. She is the editor of the three-volume reference work American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2009—winner of the 2010 RUSA Award for Outstanding Reference Source) and the Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture (2012), which explores women’s contributions to film, television, comics, music, fashion, and graphic art. Misiroglu was the co-editor of the first edition of The Superhero Book and its companion title The Supervillain Book, both of which received numerous accolades from the comics and film communities, including a Top Picks selection from SCOOP. She is a frequent speaker at the San Diego Comic Con, where she moderates panels for the Comics Arts Conference, a gathering of scholars who publish in the American studies and popular culture genres.

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

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