Saturday, 10 May 2014

Review: The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff by Andy Seed


Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Released: May 8th, 2014
Rating: 10/10


Amazon summary:

This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with lists, facts, jokes and funny true stories all about silly people, silly animals, silly inventions, silly names and much more. Discover The Great Stink, the man who ate a bike, a girl really called Lorna Mower and a sofa that can do 87mph. Find out about famous pranks, crazy festivals, nutty cats, gross foods, epic sports fails, ludicrously silly words and really rubbish predictions. There are even lots of great silly things to do. Unmissable!

Review:

The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff is just what it says on the cover: very, very silly and guaranteed to split your sides with laughter! Author Andy Seed has compiled a madcap book of silly facts, figures, words, places, animals and people - if it's silly, it's in here!

Did you know that a Flat-headed myotis is a bat? Or that Eton College has its own glossary developed by pupils? No? Neither did I, but I do now! I'm quite a fan of useless, stupid information, so The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff is perfect for me and my quest to know the silliest stuff I can. It's also handy for conversations with my crazy friends!

Boys and girls will love this book; they'll find lots to learn and do within its pages and will end up with a better understanding of Royal monikers. Parents and teachers might even learn something new thanks to sections titled Ludicrously Long Words (floccinaucinihilipilification), Corporate Jargon (hypertasking) and Know Your Abbreviations (YMCA, anyone?). There really is something here for everyone, and it's ALL silly (but educational too). It's great fun for all the family!

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