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The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions

What is impossible about The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions is the ability to put it down. As much as you may wish to share it with a child it is hard not to keep reading yourself to find the answers. Hilarious!

The introduction explains that Science is not so much about knowing a lot of facts, but about asking questions. The best questions though are the IMPOSSIBLE ones, such as “If chickens are so delicious, why don’t they eat themselves?”  The reader is encouraged to explore life and come up with their own questions.

Following pages have questions which have answers such as “Why does rain smell rainy? Could I touch a rainbow? Does yellow look the same to me as it does to you? The pleasing part of these discussions is the logical and simple explanation given. For example, the question, “Why do I like my friends more than I like other people? is given a serious answer.

Friendships have been studied and it is found that we “Tend to make friends with people who are like us.” Being of a similar age and living close to each other helps, but it seems that expressions and body language often match our own.

There are approximately 40 questions posed and answered in this book. Each one is given a page of simple explanation. The illustrations and colourful pages add to the pleasure of reading and help to give visual answers and perspective. This is such a fun way to learn.

Author Isabel Thomas. Illustrations Aaron Cushley.
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781526623751
Distributor Bloomsbury Children's Books
Released October 2022