S2 E9. Why do we daydream? Ft special guest expert Lauren Child. Where does paper come from? Why do we shiver when we scrape our fingers down a blackboard?


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In this week's show we answer three questions from Bea, Beatrice and Wilf with help from special guest expert Lauren Child.

Lauren Child is a much loved children’s author and illustrator who has written classic series such as Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redford. She has won many awards, her books are bestselling and she was Children’s Laureate! Very impressive indeed.

Lauren talks to us about daydreaming, why she thinks we do it, and how it can lead to great new ideas!

Next we discuss paper, where it comes from, how its made and how you can make it out of elephant poo!

Our third question is about that awful sound you hear when someone scratches their nails down a blackboard, urgh! It makes me shiver thinking about it! We find out why that is, it has something to do with the sound of a baby crying.

We also find out who won a Toucan Box and we have a brilliant competition to win a copy of Pippi Longstocking illustrated by Lauren Child!

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Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home.

This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House.

For more about Lauren Child go to www.milkmonitor.me

With thanks to the children who asked questions this week, Lauren Child, Ash Gardner, Audio Networks and Tyler Simmons Dale.

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