The Bedtime Book of Incredible Questions (Hardcover)

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The Bedtime Book of Incredible Questions (Hardcover)

By Isabel Thomas, Aaron Cushley (Illustrator)


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This fascinating and fact-filled book tackles a multitude of weird and wonderful questions about everything from unicorns to the universe.

A Guardian Best Children's Book of 2022
"The perfect present for any inquisitive child." -The Sunday Times

Have you ever struggled to concentrate because there are SO many questions buzzing around your brain? Here are answers to seventy-one of the most bamboozling questions and curious queries that you can think of.

How many stars are in the night sky? Why don't animals wear clothes? Do plants have feelings?
This book will define, debunk, and demystify the trickiest of questions and open your eyes to amazing facts you have never even thought of!

With engaging and accessible text and accompanied by exciting, inviting illustrations, The Bedtime Book of Incredible Questions is the perfect bedside companion to delve into when you are wondering if there really is an answer to everything.

"Top-notch nonfiction from a profoundly accomplished creator, it's the sort of book that could ignite lifelong scientific curiosity." -Guardian

Isabel Thomas is a science writer and the author of a galaxy of books for young audiences. They include Moth: An Evolution Story, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus, which won the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books. She also writes for science magazines including The Week Junior Science + Nature and creates STEM outreach resources for organizations such as the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the BBC. Isabel studied Human Sciences at the University of Oxford and Education Research at the University of Cambridge. Find out more at
Aaron Cushley is a talented illustrator from Belfast. He was shortlisted for the Information Book Award 2021 for How Many Mice Make an Elephant?, written by Tracey Turner, published by Pan MacMillan and for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards 2020 for Poems for a Green Blue Planet written by Sabrina Mahfouz, published by Hodder.

Product Details ISBN: 9781547613601
ISBN-10: 1547613602
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English

“* Each kid-friendly question is explained in clear, humorous language; it's neither dumbed down nor inflated beyond what is currently known. Cushley fills the pages with colorful, diverse characters and spot drawings that will delight children as much as the book's questions will . . . Highly recommended for purchase.” —School Library Journal, starred review

"Thomas's answers are informed by scientific research and illustrated with equally finespun art by Aaron Cushley (J.R.R. Tolkien) that teems with children and animals hot on the trail of knowledge." —Shelf Awareness

"This Q&A compilation taps into children's natural curiosity and affinity for asking questions . . . The science concepts introduced are conversationally and effectively explained . . . At the heart of each Q&A is encouragement to keep asking questions." —Booklist Online

“Children won't be the only readers surprised by some of the revelations dished up . . . the author doesn't shy away from big questions, either. . . . Stimulating queries for bed, or any other, time.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Top-notch nonfiction from a profoundly accomplished author.” —The Guardian

“The perfect present for any inquisitive child.” —The Sunday Times