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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880293179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880293174
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on August 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I really love this book and have found that children; those that have an ounce of curiosity and/or creativity in them, are quite fond of this one too. This one has been around a few years and is actually three books in one....Tell Me Why Numbers 1, 2, and 3. If I am not mistaken, these books were first published in 1986.

Now there is one VERY IMPORTANT thing to note here. This product page has designated this book as suitable for "Baby through Pre-School." I am not at all sure who came up with that bit of fantasy, but this book is geared more for kids 4th grade through high school. The actually reading level of this thing is at about mid 7th grade level; the same level most adult popular novels are written.

As the books touts on its cover, there are answers to literally hundreds of questions children will ask, or would ask if they knew enough about the subject to ask a question if they did. Those looking for books on a specific subject need look elsewhere as the questions here are rather random in nature and certainly do not cover every subject in the known universe. I had to smile when I saw that another reviewer, at another site, gave this book low marks because his grandson never asked any of the questions found in this book. I shook my head when I saw others give bad reviews because they "could not find anything in this book they did not already know and that in general, they found it all boring. Hmmm. Go figure.

The book is broken down into three general areas. They include Our World, How Things Began, The Human Body, How other Creatures Live and How things are Made.

Each question asked is quite precise:

How big is the universe?
Who invented shoes?
Why doesn't an igloo melt inside?
What is regeneration?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jacqueline Hoffman on December 28, 2009
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My Grandson had this book years ago. I gave it away and he wanted it back. Thank you for getting me back in his good graces.!!! The book was in near perfect condition, as was his original copy!
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I first got this book back when I was about 5 years old (30+ years ago). Has lots of cool facts that stimulate young minds better than the typical pablum put forth today.
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Kids nowaday has been asking so many questions and I have been reading the same books while I was a kid.

I am really happy to find this new copy and it is such a nice gift for my cousins.

They enjoy reading it and from time to time, they are talking about it, including educating some other kids while they are talking.
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By Chesterb on February 13, 2013
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I HAVE LEARNED MANY THINGS A;READY FROM READING THIS BOOK. IT IS A GREAT BOOK FOR THOSE WHO ARE CURIOUS ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM.
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By cindy on January 15, 2013
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This is a book every parent should have and every child should have the chance to read it or just look up spme of the questions that interest them. I would recommend this book for everyone
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