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A children's picture book illustrated by Claire Keane!

From the publisher:

"[Adam] Rex delivers a storytime home run--hilarious, heartfelt, instructive, and interactive." -- Booklist, starred review

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
- Monochromatic illustrations with pops of color fill the pages and bring a uniquely captivating element to the storyline

Fans of Nothing Rhymes with Orange, Love Is, and Grown-Ups Never Do That will also enjoy the relatable and heartwarming tale found in Why?

- Great family and classroom read-aloud book
- Books for kids ages 5-8
- Books for kindergarten students

Adam Rex is an illustrator and author of books such as Nothing Rhymes with Orangeand Chu's Day. He lives in Tucson, Arizona

Claire Keane (http://claireonacloud.com) is the author and illustrator of Once Upon A Cloud and Little Big Girl and is also known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to hits Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids.


Claire Keane
Adam Rex

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket



Publishing Information

San Francisco
Chronicle Books

Physical Description

9.5 inches
9.5 inches
60 pages
color illustrations
pictorial boards