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Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?

Gemma Elwin Harris

Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?: and hundreds more Big Questions from Little People answered by experts, edited by Gemma Elwin Harris, is the essential gift book for all the family, as experts answer impossible questions posed by kids.

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Why do zebras have stripes? Why do we close our eyes when we sneeze? Why are farts flammable? Why do we have recessions when we can just print more money?

If you’ve ever been flummoxed by a child’s questions, Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? is the perfect book for you. With over 300 real questions from primary school aged children, the book offers bite-sized answers from world class experts – digestible in under 60 seconds.

Following the huge success of Why Can’t I Tickle Myself? published in Autumn 2012, this new volume will also include quizzes and favourite facts sections, making it a perfect gift for families.

At least 33% of the publisher’s advance payments and 67% of net royalty income in respect of sales of this book is payable to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).

Critic Reviews

A lovely thing by lovely people for a lovely charity.

Miranda Hart
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Perfect for kids who ask 'Why?'

Dan Snow
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A book like Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? feeds our desire for understanding and logic rather than simply accepting facts.

Professor Marcus du Sautoy
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Like the best of Pixar's output, it manages to be entertaining for people of all ages; so all-encompassing is its content that it is both an interesting source of facts for kids and, as Alexander Armstrong writes in his introduction, "an arsenal against future questions from the back of the car" ... Necessary reading for all ages. (Four star review)

Matt Lewis, Daily Telegraph
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The whole family will be hooked.

Sunday Times Style magazine
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An invaluable spur to asking questions and thinking about answers.

The Guardian
Gemma ElwinHarris

Gemma Elwin Harris is a magazine editor and writer who has worked inNew York, Sydney, Bologna, Milan, Paris, London and Edinburgh. She haswritten for Time Out London & New York, The List, Gourmet Travellerand many in-flight titles. In a previous life she was an advertisingcreative. Big Questions from Little People is her first book, inspiredby two curious nieces.

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