WHAT spins the earth? How does sound taste? What is it about onions that make people cry?
These are just some of the deep and sometimes thought-provoking questions posed in Kyle Hughes-Odgers new book Can a Skeleton have an X-ray?
Well known for his uniquely styled illustrations and past books Ten Tiny Things and On a Small Island, Hughes-Odgers aims to spark imaginations with this offering.
He said the idea for the book came about while walking past a construction site and wondering how cranes were able to lift concrete slabs without toppling over.
“I went home and drew the answer, a giant hairy man-creature, taller than the city, who builds cranes at night, which makes sense to me,” he said.
“My nephews and nieces ask a lot of questions, my friends’ children ask a lot of questions, children at book festivals and schools ask a lot of questions.
“I realised I enjoy asking them what they think the answer is or telling them elaborate lies about how things work, so I thought there might be a book in that.
“Some of the text is based on questions I have actually been asked.”
Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray is available from Fremantle Press.