Illuminating and essential, Big Questions from Little People is a timeless gift, a handbook for curious children and their perplexed parents.
Many of the questions children ask in the course of growing up can stump even the best educated adult: Why can't I tickle myself? Are we all related? Who named all the cities? Do aliens exist? What makes me me? Is it okay to eat a worm? Who invented chocolate? If the universe started from nothing, how did it become something? How do you fall in love? Who is God? How do chefs get ideas for recipes? Why are some people mean?
This charming and informative collection has been compiled from schoolchildren's actual questions, which are answered by the world's greatest experts, including Mary Roach, Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman, Bear Grylls, David Eagleman, Philippa Gregory, Noam Chomsky, and Mario Batali.
Gemma Elwin Harris is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to Time Out, Glamour, and the Sunday Times. A graduate of Cambridge University, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her young son and two very curious nieces inspired this book.
A gift for my 9 year old nephew. He loves the book. I plan to get another copy.Published 1 month ago by Flynn
Wonderful approaches to some pretty hefty questions. The explanations are clear and enjoyable to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Stunningly irresponsible. I don't recall ever asking for a refund based on a book's content, but I did this one. The editor of this thing should be shamed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Camille
This is a great book, my seven year old enjoys the questions and answers. It actually captivates his attention.Published 4 months ago by Amazoncustomercdhd
The format isn't lively enough for kids, and dry for adults. The questions are ok, and the experts answering write well, but too much endless print, could use more graphics. Read morePublished 6 months ago by rosemary cozens
Great book for adults and children alike. I actually used this book in my ESL class and Public Speaking class for 5th and 6th graders. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Danila