October 2013 Book of the Month.
300 questions provided by some fact-seeking primary-school children give a host of world-class experts the challenge to come up with the short and snappy answers. To make this a complete book of family entertainment there are added quizzes and fact sections – all being sold to aid the NSPCC.
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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. 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).
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Faber & Faber
|Publication date:||3rd October 2013|
|Author:||Gemma Elwin Harris, Alexander Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Trivia & quiz question books,|
Gemma Elwin Harris is a freelance editor and writer, as well as a mother, godmother and aunt to several extremely curious children. Author photo © Johnny RingMore About Gemma Elwin Harris, Alexander Armstrong, Sir David Attenborough, Brian Cox