Kids love asking tricky questions about the world around them, and this first title in a new series of science question-and-answer books will provide the lowdown on more than 50 of the most intriguing. Each conversational answer is packed with humour, eye-opening asides and often, more than one answer, encouraging children to think for themselves and giving them the tools to question what they read and what their teachers tell them.
For more than 15 years, Simon has written and edited a wide range of information books for adults and children. His academic background is in medieval literature, culture and history - but through his career he has also become passionate about the communication of science and technology-related subjects. As a writer, Simon also has a penchant for anything fantastic, philosophical, puzzling, paranormal and peculiar.