Can A Bee Sting A Bee?: And Other Big Questions From Little People by Gemma HarrisCan A Bee Sting A Bee?: And Other Big Questions From Little People by Gemma Harris

Can A Bee Sting A Bee?: And Other Big Questions From Little People

byGemma Harris

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?—a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children. Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty questions from precocious grade school children—queries that have long dumbfounded even intelligent adults—and she’s gathered together a notable crew of scientists, specialists, philosophers, and writers to answer them.

Authors Mary Roach and Phillip Pullman, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, chef Gordon Ramsay, adventurist Bear Gryllis, and linguist Noam Chomsky are among the top experts responding to the Big Questions from Little People, (“Do animals have feelings?”, “Why can’t I tickle myself?”, “Who is God?”) with well-known comedians, columnists, and raconteurs offering hilarious alternative answers. Miles above your average general knowledge and trivia collections, this charming compendium is a book fans of the E.H. Gombrich classic, A Little History of the World, will adore.

Gemma Elwin Harris is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed toTime Out,Glamour, and theSunday Times. A graduate of Cambridge University, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her young son and two very curious nieces inspired this book.
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Title:Can A Bee Sting A Bee?: And Other Big Questions From Little PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062223232

ISBN - 13:9780062223234

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An answer for every question! A fantastic source of answers to all the questions that spring to the minds of young children. Every question is answered in a concise, but complete manner in language that kids can understand (and interesting for parents as well!)
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful As we get older we (adults) forget to questions things around us, we except the status quo. We sometimes fail to see the complexities and beauty around us. This treasure of a book reminds us to never stop questioning, exploring and broadening our minds, because sometimes the most simple questions yield extraordinary answers.
Date published: 2014-10-20