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


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 he answers. In the same style as the highly successful 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 that combines the best qualities of non-fiction and picture books to delight young readers again and again.


  • Commended, Parents' Choice Award, Books: Non-fiction category, Recommended 2012
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection 2012


a must-have for the home bookshelf or the primary classroom, good for quick consultations or for browsing early readers who want their answers NOW.


An exceptional and welcome companion to last year's Why?

- Sally Bender

A great resource where children can seek out answers to their questions about all sorts of daily experiences…As a tool of inquiry, it teaches children how to begin to probe more deeply into the hows and whys of the world.

- Yovita Gwekwerere

...invariably clear and easy to understand. ..the real fun lies in wandering, enjoying the illustrations, and flipping through the pages until a question grabs your attention.

- Chelsea Donaldson