The Curious Why


By Angela DiTerlizzi

Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez

Formats and Prices




$24.99 CAD



  1. Hardcover $18.99 $24.99 CAD
  2. ebook $12.99 $16.99 CAD

In this highly anticipated follow-up to the national bestseller The Magical Yet, the Curious Why will help you to see that you’re only bored if you choose to be! Includes a special, sparkly cover!

If it’s one of those days, never fear: Your new friend the Curious Why will show you that there’s always something new to discover about the world around you! Do you want to know where the dinosaurs went? How crayons are made? Or what makes a bee sting? With lively verse by Angela DiTerlizzi and vibrant illustrations by Lorena Alvarez Gómez, this companion to the bestselling The Magical Yet will open young minds to a remarkable world of possibilities, and remind readers that it’s much easier than they think to have fun. All they need is a little curiosity!

And don’t miss companion title The Magical Yet, a rollicking, rhyming, inspirational picture book for every child who is frustrated by what they can’t do…YET!


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for Ages 6-8
  • "DiTerlizzi offers youngsters an upbeat, sensible cure for a serious case of the blahs.... Readers will love the colorful, energetic, swirling digital illustrations, especially those dinos.... Fun, cheery, and entertaining: just the ticket for the perennially inquisitive—or perpetually bored."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "A richly colored paean to the pleasures of interest and inquiry.... Its positive message will be welcomed in many educational settings."
    School Library Journal
  • Praise for The Magical Yet:

    A USA Today Bestseller

    An Illinois Monarch Award Master List Book
  • "With splashy artwork and catchy rhymes, the creators give families and educators a tool that spurs kids on to success."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "The depictions of difficult situations, such as learning to ride a bike, learning to dance, or practicing painting, are sure to strike a chord with children struggling to pick up something new, and the positive outcomes brought on by practice and perseverance are sure to inspire readers to never give up. A lovely addition to picture book collections."
  • "The artwork is powerful and detailed....A solid if message-driven conversation starter about the hard parts of learning."
    Kirkus Reviews

On Sale
May 7, 2024
Page Count
40 pages


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Angela DiTerlizzi

About the Author

Angela DiTerlizzi is the author of award-winning, charming, and inspiring picture books, including the USA Today bestselling The Magical Yet, A Very Cranky Book, Some Bugs, Just Add Glitter, and many others. She and her husband, bestselling author-illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, live with their daughter and two rescue dogs in Amherst, Massachusetts. She invites you to visit her online at

Lorena Alvarez Gómez is the illustrator of the USA Today bestselling The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi, The City Tree by Shira Boss, The Noon Balloon by Margaret Wise Brown, Marsha Is Magnetic by Beth Ferry, and the Carmen books by Anika Denise, among others. She lives in Bogotá, Colombia, and invites you to visit her online at

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