The essential gift book for all the family, as experts answer impossible questions posed by kids.
Why do zebras have stripes? Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze? Why are farts flammable? Why do we have recessions when we can just print more money?
If you've ever been flummoxed by a child's questions, Big Questions and Instant Answers is the perfect book for you. With over 300 real questions from primary school aged children, the book offers bite-sized answers from world class experts - digestible in under 60 seconds.
Following the huge success of Big Questions from Little People published in 2012, this new volume will also include quizzes and favourite facts sections, making it a perfect gift for families.
About the Author
Gemma Elwin Harris is a magazine editor and writer who has worked in New York, Sydney, Bologna, Milan, Paris, London and Edinburgh. She has written for Time Out London and New York, The List, Gourmet Traveller and many in-flight titles. In a previous life she was an advertising creative. Big Questions from Little People is her first book, inspired by two curious nieces.
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