Do Igloos Have Loos? by Mitchell Symons

Do Igloos Have Loos?

Written by Mitchell Symons
Part of the Mitchell Symons' Trivia Books Series

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Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts

The place to go to find answers to out of the ordinary questions is none other than the author Mitchell Symons and his terrific series of books, of which this is the latest. This is his 7th compilation and will undoubtedly be as successful as it predecessors which included How to avoid a Wombat’s Bum, Why Eating Bogeys is good for you and Do Farts smell like Rotten Eggs? Lots to delight all those with a warped or even not so warped mind. Whether this and the previous will now have covered all the unanswered or indeed unanswerable questions in the known universe we will not know until people stop writing in with suggestions for the next compilation!

Here is a list of all the Blue Peter Book Award 2011 shortlisted books:

Best Book with Facts:

Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons

How the World Works - Christiane Dorion

What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas

Most Fun Story with Pictures:

Alienography - Chris Riddell

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton

Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick

Favourite Stories:

Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John

A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve

Tall Story - Candy Gourlay


Do Igloos Have Loos? by Mitchell Symons

In Do Igloos Have Loos? Mitch Symons, the revolting reference expert, answers burning questions such as: How do you get out of quicksand? Why does your skin get wrinkly if you stay too long in the bath? Is your right foot really clever? And, crucial for everyone likely to get caught short in the Arctic, 'Do igloos have loos'?

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Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on Earth Chris Tarrant I thought this book was great and full of fascinating facts. I learnt lots of new things from reading it - some were quite disgusting! -- Aysha Leach Age 8 First News 20101112 Here's an entertaining title for young and old alike... This title is really great fun! South Wales Argus 20110115 It's an idiosyncratic galmaufry of answers to questions that range from the scientifically verified to the nebulously philosophical... It's good (almost) clean fun, ideal for fans of trivia to dip into. -- James Lovegrove Financial Times 20101009

About the Author

Mitchell Symons

Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied just enough law to get a Third. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning weekly column for the Sunday Express.

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272 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9


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Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

30th September 2010




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