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    Why Can't I Tickle Myself? (Paperback) By (author) Gemma Elwin Harris, Contributions by Bear Grylls, Contributions by Miranda Hart, Contributions by Sir David Attenborough

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    DescriptionPublished in hardback as Big Questions From Little People...Answered By Some Very Big People. Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to explain the complexities of life to their children. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracey Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more. At least 50 per cent of the publisher's advance payments and 67 per cent of net royalty income in respect of sales of this book is payable to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).


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    Title
    Why Can't I Tickle Myself?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gemma Elwin Harris, Contributions by Bear Grylls, Contributions by Miranda Hart, Contributions by Sir David Attenborough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571288526
    ISBN 10: 0571288529
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HOB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.3
    BIC subject category V2: WDKX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22810
    Libri: ENGM3200
    BISAC V2.8: GAM012000, GAM008000
    Libri: FRAG3060, KIND1800
    DC23: 032.02
    Thema V1.0: WDKX
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white)
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
    Publication date
    03 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gemma Elwin Harris is a freelance editor and features writer. She has one son and three nieces, whose curiosity inspired this book.
    Review quote
    A lovely thing by lovely people for a lovely charity. -- Miranda Hart Perfect for kids who ask 'Why?' -- Dan Snow Charming and informative. (Four star review) The Independent The whole family will be hooked. Sunday Times Style magazine An invaluable spur to asking questions and thinking about answers. The Guardian 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. -- Maria Popova Brainpickings.org 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. Financial Times 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. The Telegraph