Gift Guide : The Why Book

The WHY Book Great Gift for Kids

The average six year old asks why 122 times a day.

(Is that all? My kids are positively advanced then!)

The Why book gives you at least one day off, addressing more than 200 questions. With colorful photos and vibrant illustrations, X-Why-Z delivers age-appropriate answers to questions ranging from “Why do I sneeze?” to “Why is grass green?” Crafted by the editors of the award-winning TIME For Kids classroom magazine, is age appropriate, informative and entertaining. It’s a great reference book for children and a fun conversation starter for parents and kids.

From animals to plants, from the human body to history, the new book X-Why-Z helps children ages four to six better understand the world they live in. Presented by Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids, X-Why-Z (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; $14.95) is on sale now and available at and at retailers nationwide.

Here’s some questions from the book for you; amaze your kids at dinner tonight!

Q. Why do I get goosebumps?

A. Goosebumps help your skin keep warm. Your hair stands up to protect your skin from cold air. Each tiny hair makes one bump.

Q. Why do cats lick you?

A. Cats lick people to show they care. It’s like a mother cat cleaning her kitten.

Q. Why do tree leaves change color?

A. During the spring and summer, leaves are filled with green chlorophyll. The chlorophyll helps the trees make food, and it makes the leaves look green. In the colder fall weather, leaves lose their chlorophyll and show their bright colors.

Q. Why does the moon seem to change shape?

A. One side of the moon always faces the sun, and one side is always dark. Here on Earth, we can only see the part of the moon that is lit by the sun. For a few days every month, we see the whole lit side, and we call it a full moon. The rest of the month, we only see part of the lit side, so the moon looks smaller. When we can’t see any of the lit part, we call that a new moon.


  1. My son probably asks about 10 questions a day.

  2. What a great idea for a book! I definitely have a little “why” asker around here.

  3. Luckily, since my daughter, is only 2.5, she doesn’t ask a whole lot of questions (yet). She has asked ‘why’ a couple of times before, though!

  4. She asks at least 234389776532 questions a day

  5. My eldest (5) only a handful of times each day, but I think my younger (2) will be a constant “why?” asker!

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