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Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?: Big Questions and Instant Answers Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571301932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571301935
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Judith L Shane on December 29, 2013
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i bought two copies - one for a 75 year old man, another for a 30 year old mother of two. In common for all: a sense of whimsy, curiosity; all love books, are readily engrossed - and can walk away from a disappointing book without a second thought.. Recipients - all ages - all rave: this is great - love it - where did you find it.
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Such a great idea for a book! It's no secret that I'm a sucker for these types of books of weird facts aimed at ten-year-olds, and have been since I was a ten-year-old myself. This one is particularly great because the authors enlisted the help of actual kids (from schools across England, mostly 9-11 year olds) to submit questions they most wanted answered, then they approached various celebrity experts to answer them. The experts range from chef Heston Blumenthal to illustrator Quentin Blake, with a lot of TV doctors and hosts of science shows thrown in.

And the answer to the titular question (which was not, I was disappointed to learn, the first in the book but instead buried mid-way)? Does your goldfish know who you are? Well sort of. It probably has a longer memory than the oft-quoted three seconds, and evne small fish can remember when and where they get their food, but it likely can't recognize your face.

My favourite question in the book? "Why are Quentin Blake's drawings so messy?" To which Quentin Blake replies, "They are not messy! It takes ages to get the lines exactly as I want them!"
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By Anna on April 15, 2014
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I thought this book was going to be more interesting. It's very simple. It is just ok. Prompt delivery .
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By Buddha-head Steve on April 12, 2014
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My grand kids love this book, we read this at bed time, some of the stories are really fun, other deep
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We all have that problem of wanting to know something, but not sure how to formulate the question or even know what to ask to whom for risking the "… it's a stupid question…"-shame. Well, this book shows that kids are absolutely fantastic at asking questions and get to asking the right kind of questions to get to the bottom of things. And the answers are formulated in such a way that a light will go on in your head every time you turn a page. Suddenly I could explain things to my son in a simple, understandable manner and I believe this book will stick around in our home for many many years to come. AND a percentage of the sales goes towards charity so you are doing your family's brain a service as well as serve someone else.
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