Does My Goldfish Know Who I am? And Hundreds More Big Questions from Little People Answered by Experts
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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!
Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? is a treasury of surprising facts and insights inspired by the curiosity of children. It is the perfect family gift - because sometimes grown-ups need help with the answers too. At least 33 per cent of the publisher's advance payments and 67 per cent of net royalty income in respect of sales of this book is donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).
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Does My Goldfish Know Who I am? And Hundreds More Big Questions from Little People Answered by Experts by Gemma Elwin Harris, Alexander Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox
This book is invaluable! Alexander Armstrong children ask the funniest questions: Why does sweetcorn come out the same as when I ate it? Do spiders speak? Why does Daddy never win the lottery? Which is faster, a Velociraptor or a cheetah? How does the lady in the satnav know where to go? Does my goldfish know who I am? (Do you think fish have two-second memories? Find out the truth on page 94!)
This book takes real children's questions gathered from primary schools across the UK and asks some of the greatest thinkers and experts of our time to give short and accessible answers. Brian Cox explores the edge of the universe, Sir David Attenborough tells us whether monkeys could ever turn into men, and Miranda Hart ponders why it's funny when someone farts. Other contributors include Bear Grylls, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Quentin Blake, Heston Blumenthal, Kate Humble, John Lanchester, A. C. Grayling, Jeremy Paxman, Dan Snow, Jojo Moyes and Tony Robinson.
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
About the Author
Gemma Elwin Harris, Alexander Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox
More books by Gemma Elwin Harris, Alexander Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox
Faber & Faber
3rd October 2013
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