My Big Book of Questions and Answers

“The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

                                                                                                                                                       ~ Albert Einsteinimages-3

Just few months back I wrote a blog on movie “The Good Dinosaur”, which had generated lot of questions in my hyperactive and curious little child’s brain.

In that blog I mentioned about a book ” My Big Book of Questions and Answers”, which we referred to feed our brain with information.

Its a great refernce book to be kept for 6 + year old kids who show inclination towards Earth, Space, Science, Nature, Wings, Wheels and our existence on this planet. Although in Amazon reading level mentioned for this book is for 12 + years, I suggest to include it in your shelf as soon as the child starts reading.

This book is a collection of approximately 1000 questions which a young curious and open mind usually ask to his or her parent as soon as they develop speech and start exploring their surroundings.

Unfortunately I am not a very intelligent mother who has all the answers to satisfy my kid’s curiousity, so whenever I am not able to quench his inquisitiveness, this book comes to my rescue.

Above mentioned book is divided into five sections with fascinating informations presented as questions and answers format, accompanied by colourful and simple illustrations. This book tries to answer questions in few simple sentences avoiding the complexity of too many scientific terminologies.

I have observed that this book has always been a good conversation starter with my kid. Once he picks up the book he will start turning pages and will tend to get engaged with it atleast for 30 minutes.

This beautifully illustrated book introduces young readers to the wonders of the world around us. Its not only an interesting book for our kids but its a lovely book for us parents also. I wish I had this book when I was a kid.
So go ahead and stack it in your shelf to answer those intellegent questions asked by your child and have a glimpse of few pics taken from this book:



Pictures are taken from book and google.


What we read last month – January 2017

48818068 Treasury of Classic Stories by Gaby Goldsack and Kath Jewitt

This beautifully illustrated book has a collection of 17 animal stories for young children. The stories include:

  1. The river bank
  2. The Golden Goose
  3. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  4. Alice and the White Rabbit
  5. The Ugly Duckling
  6. The Tortoise and The Hare
  7. Mowgli’s brothers
  8. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  9. The Six Swans
  10. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
  11. Puss in Boots
  12. Tales of Black Beauty
  13. Chicken Licken
  14. The Three Little Pigs
  15. The Open Road
  16. Mowgli and Baloo’s Lessons
  17. The Musicians of Bremen

whatsapp-image-2017-02-06-at-10-18-22-am Tenali Ramakrishna Stories by Umesh Vaman Prabhu

About five hundred years ago, there lived a great king called Krishnadevaraya. He ruled one of the greatest kingdoms in south India, the Vijayanagar kingdom. There were eight poets in his kingdom named “Ashtadiggajas”. One of the poet in ashtadiggajas was “Tenali Ramakrishna”. Tenali Ramakrishna was famous all over the world for his wit and spontaneity.

This book contains 63 stories from Tenali Ramakrishna’s life. It was a fun read for my 6 year old.

892090-_uy200_ The Minpins by Roald Dahl

“Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

This story is of Billy who wants to explore the Forest of Sin. What he discovers in the Forest of Sin is the most terrfiying monster, the Gruncher and Bills climbs a tree to save himself. Billy then discovers Minpins, little people who live in the trees. These Minpins end up working together with Billy to get rid of the Gruncher.

Wombat Goes Walkabout

One day Wombat woke up and thought, “I think I’ll dig a hole today.” Wombat loved digging holes. So off he went and dug a deep, deep hole. He crawled inside and sat therImage result for wombat goes walkaboute in the cool and the dark and began to think, because Wombat loved thinking too. He thought to himself , ” Why is the sky blue? Why am I a wombat and not a kangaroo ?

And this is how the unique story of a burrowing plant-eating Australian marsupial, which resembles a small bear with short legs starts.
It’s one of our favorite as it conveyed a special message and gave us a glimpse of Australian animals through beautiful verbs accompanied by pencil sketches.

This is a brilliant book for 5 to 7 years old kids, who are exploring verbs and learning about new animals.

A Special Message:
This story of Wombat conveys a message, that everybody in this world is unique in their own way and have special skills. When all the other animals in this story show off their skills and do not appreciate wombat’s talent, it’s wombat who tries to save everyone from danger engulfing the forest.

Do you want to meet Australian Animals?
Author of this book Michael Morpurgo takes us for a ride to the “Australian Outback”, where Wombat has lost his mother and while looking for her in bushes he wanders and meets with all different kind of creatures: Kookaburra,Wallaby, Possum, Emu, Boy, and Koala.

Explore verbs for Animal sounds and Movements:
The best part of this book is that, the Author has chosen variety of verbs to describe “animal movements” like: cackling kookaburra, hopping wallabies, swinging possums, hunting boys, scampering emus, and dozing koalas.
Also if you get a chance to read this book you will find that instead of using “Said” every time he has used verbs like cackled, laughed, snapped, called and asked.

This book is not only a treasure for verbs but it also introduces kids with animal habitats and their special skills and features.

Illustrator Christian Birmingham has beautifully described this story through his pencil sketches and red-gold pastel paintings.

Extended Activities for 6-7 years old :
While looking for activities related to this book I got a valuable information which we can do with our kids at school and at home. You can click here to know more.

Picture and Video Credits : Google and Youtube .

What we read last month – December 2016

7785 I can read with my eyes shut by Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”.

We loved this book. The illustrations are bright and colourful. Not to mention lovely rhyming text to go with. Dr. Seuss conveys what a joy it is to read.



The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgsen Burnettt

“Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way – or always to have it.”

Another gem. the idea of a sickly child being healed with love and attention was very moving. It is a lovely story in every sense of the word.


510mky4x32l-_sy344_bo1204203200_ Nate the great by Marjorie Weinman sarmat

It is a perfect introduction to the mystery genre for little kids. Nate is a quiet, serious little kid who helped his friends solve mysteries.  My 6 year old daughter devoured this book.



the-secret-seven-volume-1 The Secret Seven (# 1) by Enid Blyton

The Secret Seven is the first book in the series. The Secret Seven consists of Peter and his sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara .The group of friends hold secret meetings in the hope of uncovering a mystery they can solve.Worth a look for any voracious 7 or 8 year old reader.


(All images are taken from Google)