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Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of being a kid. Questions are how kids find out about the world, and they deserve answers. But the truth is, adults don’t always know the answers. THE HANDY ANSWER BOOK FOR KIDS is a launching pad for inquisitive young minds and a life raft for parents who are at their wits’ end. This is a book that every parent needs, and every kid will covet. It answers 800 questions such as . . . Is there life on Mars? Can astronauts drink soda in space? Is there a man in the Moon? Do rivers ever dry up? What does the government do? What is the president’s job? Why are there wars? How much oil is there left in the world? Why do people work? Why do horses sleep standing up? Why do flies like cow poop? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? What’s an Achilles heel? Is it easier for my face to laugh or frown? What is DNA? Why doesn’t it hurt to cut my hair? How do you stop a brain freeze? Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why do people sometimes burp? What causes a hiccup? What are allergies? Why do people need sleep? Why do zebras have stripes? How do frogs make their load croaking sound? Why do leaves change color in the autumn? How do elevators work? How do airplanes fly? How does the Internet work? How is an MP3 player related to a computer? How does a vacuum cleaner work? Is zero a number? What is the metric system? Where does the water from my toilet go? Why do I have to clean my room? Where do babies come from? Why do I have to say “please” and “thank you”? Why do I have to wash my hands before I eat? Why does my cat purr? Why should I walk my dog every day? Why don’t school buses have seat belts? What should I do if someone asks for my name when I am online? My friend says he’s a genius. Is that possible? Why are some kids better at schoolwork than others? What’s the best way to make friends at a new school? What do I do if I am being bullied? What is a disability? What is climate change, and how does it differ from global warming? What is a carbon footprint?

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