Adam Rex — author of the utterly amazing Nothing Rhymes With Orange, among many others — brings us the hilarious, thoughtful, surprisingly poignant story of a curious little girl and a villain who wants to take over the world. (Why? To cover it in yarn, mostly.) Why? is the perfect book for anyone with a "why" child (or who is a "why?" adult), or wants, in the funniest way possible, to get beyond the binary of good guys and bad guys. Recommended By Jill O., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A sweet and appealing tale for 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.
A 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.
"A riot of quirkiness and eccentricity, and the mood of the book, which shifts from droll humor to melancholy to gentle vulnerability, is unclassifiable — and just right." Kirkus
"A funny David-versus-Goliath story with a one-word question serving as the slingshot." Kirkus Reviews
"[Adam] Rex delivers a storytime home run — hilarious, heartfelt, instructive, and interactive." Booklist (Starred Review)
About the Author
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.