Thursday, 4 October 2012

Big Questions by Little People {Review}

At the age Charles is at right now, three, I've already noticed the questions he is starting to ask me.
"What is that?"
"Why does it do that?"
"How does it do that?""
I love these questions and it's questions like these that made me looking forward to my children hitting the preschool age.
There is only one problem.
I can't answer all of the questions.
I like to be as honest as I can and hate cutting corners and making answers up to awkward questions, so to be able to give Charles the correct answer to a difficult question is a priority for me.
Children have a knack of asking great questions. Big Questions includes over 100 real questions from children aged five to twelve, answered by some of our best-loved and our most knowledgeable experts. From Sir David Attenborough on whether there are any undiscovered animals, to Bear Grylls on whether it's OK to eat a worm.
Big Questions Infographic
Created by Faber and Faber for the book Big Questions From Little People. INFOGRAPHIC: What Big Questions are on Your Child's Mind? This book is fantastic and gives me great comfort in knowing I can answer awkward questions which maybe before, I would have stumbled on.
"Do aliens exist?"
"How long would it take to walk around the world?"
"Why can't we live forever?"
"Why can't I tickle myself?"
"Why do people have different coloured skin?"
"Why is the sky blue?" (Charles thinks the answer is "because it's outside")

I think this book is suitable for adults as well as children, I know I will certainly learn a lot from it.
The answers to the questions aren't long-winded or complicated. They are simple yet explain everything fully.

The book has an RRP of £12.99. For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC.
Check out the Big Questions Book on Twitter, and on their Facebook page. Tell them your childs big question by using the hashtag #BigQs

We were sent a copy of the book for the purpose of this review. All words above are honest and my own.