Firstly, I just love this book. I don’t know if you’ve had the pleasure of stumbling across Kira Vermond’s Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? but if not, you should go pick up a copy as soon as you can. With wonderfully quirky illustrations by Suharu Ogawa, Vermond takes young readers on a journey through a variety of life’s silly questions and gives them the science to understand it. From questions like how to do the stars stay in the sky to is there enough food in the world, this book is bound to teach your little ones a lot.

Have you ever wondered?

I can tell you, I have.

I’ve wondered about a lot of things. I can also tell you that many kids have wondered about them, too. There are lots of ways we can teach our children about the world around them and this book is one of the better ones. The brilliant thing about it is that the book takes real questions from kids and provides a fun and colorful opportunity for them to learn the answer.

It’s also pretty brilliant that this isn’t just a book that children can learn from. Adults can, too. In fact, before reading this book, I genuinely had no idea it was possible to make a car run on apple juice.

the bright ways of learning

Not only is this book a superb source of information, it has some beautiful artwork.

One thing I’ve always said about children’s books is that they should be bright and colorful. Having that vibrance is essential for keeping your kid engaged. Add that alongside the genuinely fascinating information this book offers and you’re basically set. Then, pair this book with a trip outside. Next, have a discussion with your kid about all the things they learned while reading. Make the experience interactive!

It will be worth it.

In the end, this is one of the better books out there and I could not recommend it more. In addition, with how much COVID-19 has affected the schooling of little ones out there, there really isn’t a better time in the world than now to read them a book like this.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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