Big Questions from Little People
UK & Comm Faber & Faber (October 2012, Ed. Hannah Griffiths)
US Ecco Press
The questions children ask can be truly bamboozling. Some parents struggle to concoct vague, half-baked replies. Others breezily change the subject.
Wouldn't it be great if the brainiest people alive today could answer these questions for us? Imagine having Professors Stephen Hawking or Brian Greene at your shoulder when queries about the universe arise...Richard Dawkins on standby to discuss evolution, or Sir David Attenborough in the room when your six-year-old asks, 'Do bugs ever sneeze?'
Big Questions from Little People will compile around 150 real, unedited questions from children of primary school age. Each question will be answered by a high-profile expert covering a wide range of subjects, from the workings of the universe and the natural world to psychology, philosophy, history and the arts. These experts will bring their unique voices and experiences to their answers making them entertaining, inspiring and personal - as if chatting with the child.