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:
Most Fun Story with Pictures:
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'?
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
|Publication date:||30th September 2010|
|Publisher:||Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
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.More About Mitchell Symons