Saturday, January 2, 2016

Tell Me What Is That? (Tell Me Books) by Elisabeth Marrou [Review & Giveaway]

Barron's Educational Series
ISBN-13: 978-0764167959
Ages 7-12
About the book: This fun-filled Q&A book is packed with answers to questions that curious children want to know--and parents are only too happy to give them the means to discover on their own. It contains more than 180 answers to questions about history, nature, the human body, animals, plants, the Earth, and more. In Tell Me What Is That?, kids can find the answers to questions such as: "What's a cramp?", "What is the belly button for?", and "What do the rings on a tree mean?" Organized according to different topics and tabbed for easy reference, this book also features a hidden spiral binding that makes it easy to flip back and forth. Entertaining illustrations, cool stickers, and activity sections make learning more fun than ever.

My thoughts: Children have inquisitive minds and often ask so many questions that adults get a bit peeved, but children's minds are simply discovering and inquiring as they learn all about the world around them. So when they ask, "What is that?" we should always endeavor to answer the question because this questioning is part of the very act of discovery and is an important part of the learning process.

Barron's Educational has published two books in the "Tell Me" series that are treasures and packed with a plethora of information and engaging illustrations that will capture the age 7-12 year old child on their own quest for discovery.

I absolutely love these books. They are spiral bound, yet the spiral is encased. Each question and answer has its own illustration that will capture the attention of the child. There are two questions and answers on each page. Short. Simple. Informative. The What Is That? book encompasses four subject areas: The Human Body, Animals, Plants, The Earth, and has lots of stickers. Children (and parents, too) will love this book that is simply packed with a vast amount of simply stated information that is illustrated in a manner that will capture their attention.

I heartily recommend these books for the home or classroom library. They are sure to be well used as children grown and discover this wonderful world and life around them.


GIVEAWAY 
2 books for 1 winner
Begins January 2, 2016
ENDS January 23, 2016 @ 12:00 a.m. ET. 
 Open to USA addresses only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I was provided  a complimentary copy by Barron's to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for the review.

38 comments:

  1. Yes I have wanted some way to find answers to those nagging, trivia questions or to find answers for a child's ever ongoing questions. My husband is pretty good at trivia answers so I usually go to him.

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  2. #2 My husband did some dishes and that brought me joy today. My son said he wanted to show how much he appreciated me and tried to give his Walmart GC he got from his grandmother for Christmas. It brought me joy but I did not accept it. :)

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  3. Yes I would love to find the answers to the many unanswered questions that are sometimes asked by my grandchildren. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  4. Question #2 is pretty easy to answer. It would be my daughter and grandchildren. It would be a pretty lonely world for me without them in it. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  5. Question # 1: It would be great to have a source to answer a child's on going questions! It is wonderful that they are so curious!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I finished organizing our pantry today. That brought me joy!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Omgosh absolutely!! I find myself at a loss some days lol!! Im always trying to find the right answers!

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  8. My son!! He brings me joy every day!!

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  10. When I was very young, we had a 3 volume set of "Tell Me Why" books. I loved them! My grandma would sit with me for hours and she'd read me all kinds of things. I always wanted her to read about snakes because she was afraid of them. She'd find that page and she'd get all excited....just to make me laugh. I love these memories, and memories are all I have left of her.

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  11. I bought one of my student a pair of gloves because she did not have any. The smile on her face said it all...pure joy for me. It's really cold in Green Bay, WI!!!

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  12. Ashley Chassereau ParksJanuary 6, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    I have a very curious 4 year old, so yes I have wanted to be able to answer her questions more! lol

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  13. Ashley Chassereau ParksJanuary 6, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    I heard my reading a Bible story and saying prayers with our oldest kiddo while I rocked the youngest. Those moments brought me joy!

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  14. Yes , I now use Google search engine to answer them all!
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    Jennifer Rogers

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  15. Joy is measured ,many ways I enjoy blogging, quiet time for me to cruise interesting info on the internet. It brings me joy!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  16. I would love to read this with my Grandaughter. It would bring us both joy!

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  17. Yes, I would love to find the answers to some of my kids questions...like what are the horns on top of giraffes heads for?

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  18. succeeding at baking a loaf of homemade spelt bread has brought me joy today

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  19. Yes I'd love to have the answers to the kid's questions.

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  20. A good night's sleep brought me joy today.

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  21. yes I have always wanted to find a actual book to help my youngest son understand things! I have tried the internet but he prefers reading!!

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  22. TOday a Snow Day has brought me joy! My babies n I will be spending a day of cuddling and movies!!

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  23. What brought me joy today was getting a package from Tuttle Publishing with the China books you encouraged me to ask them for! Thank you!!!

    This book sounds lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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  24. Question 1: Yes, I always would love some way to find answers to those nagging, trivia questions or to find answers for a child's ever ongoing questions

    Fiona N

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  25. Question 2: My son brought me joy today. He just ate half an apple. This made me feel so happy :)

    Fiona N

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  26. Yes I am always looking for answers to questions. My son asks why on everything and this book would be perfect for him.

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  27. not really, I am actually pretty good at trivia and that is what google is for~

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  28. My grandson brings me joy every single day I love having him

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  29. Yes I have needed to find asters and my grandaughter asks a lot of questions.

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  30. Yes I have had questions I needed answers for.Also my grandaughter has lots of questions

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  31. I have my grandaughter with me today we are both enjoying the day

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  32. I had some great books growing up that explained the whys (why is the sky blue, why is the grass green type of stuff). Nowadays we have the internet.

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  33. My husband bringing me home Burger King for dinner made me happy!

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  34. Yes, love to have an additional resource to explain those constant new questions. Always want to explain correctly so they know how things work.

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  35. A beautiful picture of my Granddaughter sent to me after she came in from playing in the snow.

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