by Richard Torrey, Richard Torrey

On Sale: 06/07/2011


by Richard Torrey

illustrated by Richard Torrey

On Sale: 06/07/2011


About the Book

Jack's mom may tell him that "because" is not an answer, but he disagrees. In fact, this almost-six-year-old thinks "because" is the perfect answer . . . to any question!

Why did he cover himself in Band-Aids?

Why is the dog wearing a cape?

Why did he eat all the chocolate cake?

Richard Torrey's endearing companion to Almost and Why? celebrates every child's favorite answer to life's trickiest questions.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“The story will allow youngsters to recall fondly their own “because” moments.” - School Library Journal

PRAISE FOR WHY?: “Readers will laugh aloud.” - School Library Journal

Praise for WHY?: “Jack isn’t just cute or just annoying; he’s doing his best to understand the world, and Torrey’s sensitivity brings Jack’s feelings home to readers.” - Publishers Weekly

Praise for WHY?: “Jack is just as sweet as in the earlier volume.” - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for WHY?: “Youngsters trying to make sense of their own worlds will likely relate to Jack’s curiosity.” - Booklist

Praise for ALMOST: “Children impatient to step into the shoes of their older siblings or friends will find a kindred spirit in Jack and take comfort in his literal ups and downs. Touching and true to life.” - Publishers Weekly

Praise for ALMOST: “Torrey precisely captures Jack’s desperate desire to be bigger and to be able to master the adult world.... This is a sweet, tongue-in-cheek look at growing up that will reassure the youngest sufferers of youth that they are not alone.” - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for ALMOST: “This simple story addresses both the desire of children to be older and sibling rivalry. It’s sure to be a hit at storytime.” - School Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061561733
  • ISBN 10: 0061561738
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 06/07/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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