STEM topics are a key part of the National Curriculum. This soft science book introduces STEM concepts in a fun and inviting wayFrom 'Are cats liquid or solid?' to 'How do I know I'm not dreaming right now?', this book is a treasure trove of answers, from the philosophical to the downright silly! The wide ranging questions develop children's critical thinking as well as their creative skills.Isabel Thomas has written over 150 books about science for young readers and has years of experience answering children's weird and wonderful questions both in person and in print.A beautiful, gifty offering, this book makes an ideal present for parents of curious kids looking for a bedtime bookFeaturing answers that are succinct, imaginative and informative, this book is perfect for reading aloud and sharing at bedtimeAaron Cushley's illustrations are refreshingly unique, featuring quirky and imaginative concepts such as an ice cream paddling pool, an ice hockey match between sweet and sour fruits and even an animal fashion showIsabel Thomas is a science writer and the author of a galaxy of books for young audiences. They include Moth: An Evolution Story, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus, which won the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books. She also writes for science magazines including The Week Junior Science + Nature and creates STEM outreach resources for organisations such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the BBC. Isabel studied Human Sciences at the University of Oxford and Education Research at the University of Cambridge. Find out more at www.isabelthomas.co.uk |@isabelwriting Aaron Cushley is a talented illustrator from Belfast. Aaron's work is inspired by his inner child and the world around him, and he loves exploring the innocence and creativity that emerges when he takes a pencil in his hand. He was shortlisted for the Information Book Award 2021 for How Many Mice Make an Elephant?, written by Tracey Turner, published by Pan MacMillan and for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards 2020 for Poems for a Green Blue Planet written by Sabrina Mahfouz, published by Hodder.***A Guardian Best Children's Book of 2022*** "Top-notch nonfiction from a profoundly accomplished author, it's the sort of book that could ignite lifelong scientific curiosity." Guardian "The perfect present for any inquisitive child." The Sunday Times Why are bubbles always round? Could I ever touch a rainbow? Why can't I remember being a baby? Have you ever not been able to concentrate because there are SO many questions buzzing round your brain? The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions will offer answers to the most bamboozling questions and curious queries that you can think of. How many stars are in the night sky? Why don't animals wear clothes? Do plants have feelings? This book will define, debunk and demystify the trickiest of questions and even open your eyes to questions you have never even thought of! With engaging and accessible text and accompanied by exciting, inviting illustrations, The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions is the perfect bedside companion to delve into when you are wondering if there really is an answer to everything.Why does rain smell rainy? How do cats squeeze into the smallest of boxes? Why do we need two ears? The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions tackles the weird and wonderful questions that pop into kids' heads right before they fall asleep, making it the perfect book to delve into before bed!Top-notch nonfiction from a profoundly accomplished author, it's the sort of book that could ignite lifelong scientific curiosity.Full of insightful facts and curious conundrums, this is the perfect present for any inquisitive child. Queries such as "Can you touch a rainbow?", "How do planes fly?" and more are answered in witty, informative ways. I'd advise reading it yourself so you can act smug when the answers finally come!Super-smart, witty and full of wide-eyed wonder. Every page is a delight. Be prepared to have your mind boggled!This is a delightful book to read with a child. Isabel's clear and succinct answers, combined with the gorgeous illustrations make this a perfect addition to our regular bedtime reading.With a toddler who asks me why, dozens of times a day, I'm relieved to have found the perfect book to satisfy her curiosity! The range of topics and breadth of science covered is breathtaking, and the illustrations bring a beautiful warmth. Forget my child, I'm learning loads too.Certain to appeal to the always and the sometimes curious, this is a book you'll want to return to again and again.Isabel Thomas offers snappy, perfectly pitched scientific answers, while illustrator Aaron Cushley gives an energetic and fun feel to the lot.This is a go-to bedside read for when the most outlandish of questions pops into your head keeping you up at night. Or if you simply want to reignite that wonderful sense of childlike curiosity and innocence.
|Title:||TheBedtime Book of Impossible Questions|
|Author:||Isabel ThomasAaron Cushley|
Isabel Thomas is a science writer and the author of a galaxy of books for young audiences. They include Moth: An Evolution Story, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus, which won the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books. She also writes for science magazines including The Week Junior Science + Nature and creates STEM outreach resources for organizations such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the BBC. Isabel studied Human Sciences at the University of Oxford and Education Research at the University of Cambridge. www.isabelthomas.co.uk |@isabelwriting