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  • Published: 12 September 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241643273
  • Imprint: Ladybird
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $34.99

Everything Under the Sun

a curious question for every day of the year




A wonderful new paperback edition of 366 curious questions asked by children from around the world, based on the award-winning podcast by 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.

  • Published: 12 September 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241643273
  • Imprint: Ladybird
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Molly Oldfield

Molly Oldfield is the host of 'Everything Under the Sun', a weekly podcast answering questions from children all around the world. The podcast went straight to Number 1 on the 'kids and family' Apple podcasts chart, when it launched in November 2018 and it won Bronze for 'Best Family Podcast' at the British Podcast Awards 2019. Molly is full of unusual facts and knowledge. She is known as The Original QI Elf and spent twelve years researching and writing questions for the BBC quiz show. She is also the author of several other children's books - The Secret Museum, Wonders of the World's Museums and Natural Wonders of the World. You can find out information about how to send in questions to the podcast at: www.everythingunderthesun.co.uk

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