Big Questions From Little People ... Answered By Some Very Big People
Written by Gemma Elwin Harris
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Children have a knack of asking great questions which we as parents often can't answer. Big Questions such as:
Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why did dinosaurs go extinct and not other animals? What is global warming?
These and other fascinating questions (over 120 of them) are from children aged five to twelve and answered by some of our best-loved and our most knowledgeable experts including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Bear grylls, Jacqueline Wilson, Jessica Ennis as well as many more experts. It's the perfect book for any parent who lives in fear of being stumped by an 8-year old's too-difficult question, as well as a great book for all the family to enjoy together!
The book was conceived to raise money for the NSPCC. Over half of the advance and royalties from the sale of each book will help fund the NSPCC's projects and services across the UK and Channel Islands. (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).
Big Questions From Little People ... Answered By Some Very Big People by Gemma Elwin Harris
How are we supposed to answer their questions when most of us have only a sketchy grasp of the detail? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer in simple terms. This book does just that: over 120 real questions from children aged five to twelve, answered by some of our best-loved and our most knowledgeable experts.
Created by Faber and Faber for the book Big Questions From Little People. INFOGRAPHIC: What Big Questions are on Your Child's Mind?
From Richard Dawkins on whether we're all related, to Bear Grylls on whether it's OK to eat a worm, Big Questions brings together a huge range of talent to inform and illuminate us in a way that even a child could understand.
A lovely thing by lovely people for a lovely charity. -- Miranda Hart
Perfect for kids who ask 'Why? Dan Snow
The whole family will be hooked. Sunday Times Style magazine
An invaluable spur to asking questions and thinking about answers. The Guardian
Certain to give you pause about much of what you thought you knew, or at the very least rekindle that childlike curiosity about and awe at the basic fabric of the world we live in -- Maria Popova Brainpickings.org
After reading Big Questions... I was reminded of the limitless range of my own ignorance. The things most people don't know you could put in a book. And Faber have. Telegraph
Harris has assembled a roster of experts - some celebrities, some not, all eminent in their fields - to provide succinct, accurate replies to the sort of head-scratchers that parents and teachers regularly find themselves presented with by children of primary school age and often struggle to answer. it works a treat. Financial Times
An entertaining and enlightening read. The Lady
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