Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?: and hundreds more Big Questions from Little People answered by experts Hardcover – 3 Oct 2013
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A lovely thing by lovely people for a lovely charity. (Miranda Hart)
Perfect for kids who ask 'Why?' (Dan Snow)
A book like Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? feeds our desire for understanding and logic rather than simply accepting facts. (Professor Marcus du Sautoy)
Like the best of Pixar's output, it manages to be entertaining for people of all ages; so all-encompassing is its content that it is both an interesting source of facts for kids and, as Alexander Armstrong writes in his introduction, "an arsenal against future questions from the back of the car" ... Necessary reading for all ages. (Four star review) (Matt Lewis Daily Telegraph)
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)
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)
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)
An entertaining and enlightening read. (The Lady)
Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?: and hundreds more Big Questions from Little People answered by experts, edited by Gemma Elwin Harris, is the essential gift book for all the family, as experts answer impossible questions posed by kids.See all Product Description
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How does the Satnav lady know where we are going?
A perfect present for an inquisitive child.
Luckily dd loves it too - has happily taken it to read in bed...
Opening it at random, I can discover:
What is DNA?
How come planes don't crash in the sky?
Why are bumble bees disappearing?
Why do stars twinkle
Who killed the last dodo?
Although the answers are phrased to be suitable for primary school children, many of the questions will entertain and test any reader. (Speaking of tests, there are some fun little quizzes towards the back.) The topics aren't all science - Miranda Hart, for instance, answers Why is it funny when someone farts? (okay, that is probably psychology, but there are also, for instance, history questions) - but science does rather dominate, which apart from anything reflects how interested young people are in science. If only we could keep that interest alive.
The only real criticism I have is the deeply unsatisfying answer to `What is the whole point of science?' given by biologist John Gurdon, whose entire reply (to a 7-year-old) is `Science makes continuous advances in the quality of life.' That's really not good enough.
It's a great project and makes a lovely present for primary age children.
Only thing was I still don't know if my goldfish knows who I am.
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Bought for Grandson (aged 8) - he thought it was terrific, just the ticket!Published 17 months ago by Roger S Yates
One of those books that you just have to keep reading - really entertainingPublished 22 months ago by Janice Smith
What an awesome book...I loved it...my daughter-in-law loved it and my grandson really loved itPublished on 19 July 2014 by Mrs M J Taylor
The questions are ones we all think, and the answers given lead to debate when we don't agree.
A good tool for conversation
This book is excellent. I recommend to kids and adults.
Even nicer that they are helping NSPCC with donations from the income.
I am unable to review this from a child's point of view as it will be a Christmas present and until it is given, will not know if it is acceptablePublished on 19 Dec. 2013 by Ruth
This is a gift had quick look so difficult to review. I feel it is filled with useful information and fun but bit boring not enought illustration for me.Published on 13 Dec. 2013 by c.j.p