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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 original QI Elf, Molly Oldfield.



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【Product Information】

A wonderful new paperback edition 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.


【Author Information】

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:


【Illustrator Information】

Momoko Abe

Momoko Abe was born in Japan and has been drawing ever since she can remember. Aged 20, pursuing her passion for visual storytelling, she came to the UK to study filmmaking, and still works in the TV and film industry alongside her illustration work. Momoko is an AOI World Illustration Award Shortlist artist. She lives in London.

Kelsey Buzzell

Kelsey Buzzell is a freelance illustrator living in Oregon, USA. Kelsey finds regular inspiration from the forests, rocky beaches and high desert and all the creatures that live in the Pacific Northwest. She especially loves vintage shopping, outdoor adventures with her family, and a good mystery novel.

Beatrice Cerocchi

Beatrice Cerocchi was born in Rome in 1989 where she lives and works. She started to get interested in illustration when she went to her first Bologna children’s book fair in 2004. During high school she attended two illustration courses at Ars in Fabula, in Macerata, Italy. She kept studying and after a master’s degree in Architecture at Roma Tre University she went to Milan to take a postgraduate course at MiMaster, where she obtained a master’s in editorial illustration. Her works have been featured in several magazines and picture books. She was selected at Bologna, Shanghai and Beijing Children’s Book Fair. In 2021 she took part in the exhibition “Italian Excellence – The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators” organized by Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Alice Courtley

Alice Courtley is an illustrator based in the UK. She creates playful images with a blend of people, animals and backgrounds inspired by real life. Her work has been recognised for prizes such as the Batsford Prize and featured in exhibitions such as the AOI’s ‘Inspired to Innovate’ in London. She has been shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2023.


【Media’s Review】

“The only thing better than the questions, in this delightful and informative book, is the answers.” – Neil Gaiman

“This book is GLORIOUS. It’s heart-and-soul fabulous, page after page.” – Stephen Fry

“One of the best kids books I have ever had the pleasure of reading” – Pandora Sykes

“This book is heaven on a stick” – Sophie Dahl

“Trivia fans will relish Everything Under the Sun” – The Guardian

“A brilliant book for any child, but particularly those who don’t love reading stories” – David Walliams

“A wonderful gift for families” – Evening Standard

“A wonderful collection of 366 curious questions about everything from science to nature, dinosaurs to space” – Scottish Sun

“Simply mesmerising compendium” – Waterstones

“As cute as it is educational” – Babyccino Kids

“This is a book to treasure all year round” – My Baba

“An absolute delight” – David Walliams


Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 19.1 × 1.8 × 22.9 cm

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


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