Everything Under The Sun

Everything Under the Sun: a curious question for every day of the year

A collection of 366 curious questions asked by children from around the world, based on the award-winning podcast by original QI Elf, Molly Oldfield.

How much bamboo can a giant panda eat?

Do aliens exist?

What we would do if we didn't have a prime minister?

Why do hammerhead sharks have such strange-shaped heads?

Find out the answers to these curious questions and much, much more!

Ponder where ideas come from with award-winning illustrator, Rob Biddulph. Find out why you taste things differently when you have a cold with Michelin star chef, Heston Blumenthal. Learn about everything from how astronauts see in the dark to what the biggest dinosaur was with experts from the Natural History Museum.

Fascinating facts are accompanied by gorgeous illustrations making the perfect gift for Christmas. Whether you read a question a day, or dip into it whenever you are feeling curious, this is a book to treasure and share all year round.

Illustrated by Momoko Abe, Kelsey Buzzell, Beatrice Cerocchi, Alice Courtley, Sandra de la Prada, Grace Easton, Manuela Montoya Escobar, Richard Jones, Lisa Koesterke, Gwen Millward, Sally Mullaney, and Laurie Stansfield.

Year 1: Plants All Around Us
Plant a seed and watch it grow, go on a nature hunt and identify the different trees and flowers growing. Find out which trees are deciduous and which are evergreen.

Year 2: Flying Machines
Play and make paper aeroplanes, learn about balloon power and how to make your own helicopter. Design a flying machine and discover the history of those who dared to fly.

Year 3: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages
Our Key Stage Two Stone, Bronze & Iron Age topic takes an in depth look at life during these times. With two detailed timeline videos outlining the Stone Age and Bronze to Iron Age, viewers will have a far better understanding of these periods. Plus, with seven curriculum led activities that are well researched and tested, you can be sure this topic will be a great addition to your child's education.

  • Publisher: Ladybird Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Print length: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 23.7 x 2.2 x 28.7 cm
  • Reading age: 6 - 11 years old
  • Publication date: 9 Sept. 2021
  • ISBN: 978-0241433461

Molly Oldfield

Molly studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see; and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home. Molly hosts Everything Under The Sun, a weekly podcast answering all the questions children have about life on earth and is currently writing a book to accompany the podcast, filled with children’s questions about anything and Everything Under The Sun.

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