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By Adam Rex, Illustrations by Claire Keane


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This sweet book will appeal to anyone familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? When supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops in threatening to vanquish an innocent crowd, the only one brave enough not to run away is a little girl, who asks him simply, "Why?" He is taken aback—but he answers. She keeps asking. And he keeps answering—until a surprising truth is uncovered, and the villain is thwarted. In this laugh-out-loud take on the small-and-determined-beats-big-loud-bully story, simple questions lead to profound answers in a quest that proves the ultimate power of curiosity.

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Size: 9 x 9 in;
Pages: 60 pp;
Age Range: 3-5 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2019
ISBN: 9781452168630
Adam Rex is an illustrator and author of books such as Nothing Rhymes with Orange and Chu's Day. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Claire Keane is the illustrator of Love Is and is known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California.

Media Reviews

★“[Adam] Rex delivers a storytime home run—hilarious, heartfelt, instructive, and interactive.”
Booklist, starred review

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