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Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?

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Gemma Elwin Harris is a freelance editor and writer, as well as a mother, godmother and aunt to s... Read More

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Gemma Elwin Harris is a freelance editor and writer, as well as a mother, godmother and aunt to several extremely curious children.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, Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? 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 Why Can't I Tickle Myself? published in Autumn 2012, this new volume will also include quizzes and favourite facts sections, making it a perfect gift for families.

At least 33% of the publisher's advance payments and 67% of net royalty income in respect of sales of this book is payable to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).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.A lovely thing by lovely people for a lovely charity.Perfect for kids who ask 'Why?'A book like Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? feeds our desire for understanding and logic rather than simply accepting facts.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)The whole family will be hooked.An invaluable spur to asking questions and thinking about answers.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.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.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.An entertaining and enlightening read.

Product Details

Title: Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?
Author: Gemma Elwin HarrisBear GryllsBrian CoxJojo MoyesMiranda HartSir David AttenboroughAlexander Armstrong
SKU: BK0111419
EAN: 9780571301942

About Author

Gemma Elwin Harris is a magazine editor and writer who has worked inNew York, Sydney, Bologna, Milan, Paris, London and Edinburgh. She haswritten for Time Out London & New York, The List, Gourmet Travellerand many in-flight titles. In a previous life she was an advertisingcreative. Big Questions from Little People is her first book, inspiredby two curious nieces.

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