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Bod for tea’s books – Does my goldfish know who I am?

In a world, my world actually, where to-do lists function as a way to navigate through both the here and now and the coming soon, I’ve been feeling something tugging urgently at my sleeve. Throughout November I’ve been working on my and putting aside other pursuits as mere trifles (except actual trifle of course). Unfortunately I didn’t cross the finish line by writing 50k words in a month *sniff* but don’t be too sad for me, I’m still working on it and hope to get there at some point over the next few years. Anyhoo, now that isn’t my number one priority, I realise what’s been trying to get my attention…

So without further ado, Bod for tea’s books is going all mistletoe and wine and in the season of giving I’m bringing you not one but three reviews – all guaranteed to be welcomed by the little ones when they descend on their presents like locusts come Christmas morning. Of course it would be greedy to have all your cake at once so in this edition I give you your first bite… oh and keep reading, there’s a giveaway coming up!

Do your kids like to ask questions? Not the usual ones like ‘are we there yet?’ or ‘why do I have to go to bed before my brother?’ but the sort of questions that leave you scratching your head or consulting Wikipedia? Questions like these…

Why can’t we drink wee?
Do spiders speak?
Why does Daddy never win the lottery?
How does the lady in the satnav know where to go? (I admit this one has always stumped me too…)
Yes? Then (RRP £12.99 hardback) is the stocking filler for you. These and hundreds more real children’s questions, gathered from primary schools across the UK have been answered by some well known (and not so well known but super clever) experts of our time with short and accessible answers that idiots like me children can understand. So, David Attenborough tells us whether monkeys could ever turn into men and Miranda Hart ponders why it’s funny when someone farts. There are celebrities aplenty from Bear Grylls (Why can’t we drink wee? – naturally) to Sir Paul McCartney and from Adam Hart Davis to Heston Blumenthal.
Still not sure if this is the book for you?
Click on the image above to consult the
flow chart (and have a giggle too!).

This is the second book in the ‘Big Questions’ project by Gemma Elwin Harris and we absolutely loved her first – Big Questions from Little People (now out in paperback *taps nose*) – so we were keen to review this one and see if it matched up. And I’m pleased to say that it does. I knew the answers to some of the questions (ok, one) but most of them I didn’t. While my little people are too young to read it themselves yet I now feel that my arsenal is stocked with answers to fire when they start throwing questions at me from the back of the car. I’ll also be dipping into the book for some after-dinner fun around the Christmas table as there are a further fifty pages of quizzes at the back for the whole family to join in. 

Most importantly, both of the books benefit the NSPCC and to date over £100,000 has been raised to help fund the charity’s vital work with vulnerable children and young people which in my book (if you’ll pardon the pun) makes them even better value.

This is a great little stocking filler and Santa has left me an extra copy of Does my Goldfish Know Who I Am? to give away to one lucky reader. Ho Ho Ho! To be in with a chance of winning just enter using the Rafflecopter widgety thing below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer and all important small print: We were sent one copy of Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am? to review and offered one copy to give away. I received no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own. This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, one entry per household. There is no cash alternative. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen, again at random using Rafflecopter. 

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  1. mum why do you look like a mountain goat :0


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