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New book in aid of the NSPCC answers some of life's big questions for children
1 October 2012
Children have a knack of asking great questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? But how are we supposed to answer their questions when most of us have only a sketchy grasp of the detail?
Imagine if you could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer these fiendishly difficult questions in simple terms. A new book published by Faber & Faber and conceived by Gemma Elwin Harris to help raise vital funds for the NSPCC does just that.
'Big Questions From Little People' features over 100 real questions from children answered by some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts including Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dr Richard Dawkins, Derren Brown and Bear Grylls.
Their answers to the Big Questions make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of life, the universe and why cakes taste so nice.
Speaking about her motivation for compiling the book, Gemma Elwin Harris said: "Before my son was born I was training to become a volunteer counsellor for ChildLine, and that's really where my interest in the work of the NSPCC began. When I became a mum I had to put those plans on hold, and so cooking up this book project whilst on maternity leave was the next best thing."
"Knowing that the money raised through sales of Big Questions would support the crucial work of the NSPCC really spurred me on, and it is really heartwarming to see how many world experts have taken the time to answer a question in support of this worthy cause."
On sale now
The book is available in hardback from all good bookshops and selected supermarkets and online at Amazon, as well as in eBook and audio book versions.
For each book sold a minimum of 67 per cent of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC, helping to fund its projects and services to help vulnerable children and young people across the UK and Channel Islands, including ChildLine.
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