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  • Published: 30 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409026457
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

That's So Gross!: Animals

A funny and fascinating new series from Mitch Symons - the revolting reference expert!

More top trivia in this new series from Mitch Symons! Includes cool Top Trumps cards to collect with your mates.
It's a jungle out there... make yourself a brainbox with funny animal facts such as...
why porcupines are so pongy
why angry monkeys fling their poo at each other
why ostriches pee on their own legs
and how many hearts a squid has.

  • Pub date: 30 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409026457
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

Mitchell Symons

Mitchell Symons was born in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. 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 column for the Sunday Express. Mitchell has won the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Awards twice, for WHY EATING BOGEYS IS GOOD FOR YOU and DO IGLOOS HAVE LOOS?

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Praise for That's So Gross!: Animals

“Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on Earth”

Chris Tarrant

“Boys love facts. And the more disgusting these facts are, the better. As I have mentioned on The Book Zone in the past, some of the most popular books in the school library are The Guiness Book of Records and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Every break time there are groups of boys gathered around the various volumes of these that we have on the shelves, and sometimes we have to step in and encourage them to enjoy them in a slightly less rowdy manner, especially where Ripley's is concerned. Thus, when these four books arrived from the generous people at Random House I decided that before going through them myself I would put them to the test in the school library. We took the boys' favourites off the shelf for one break time and had these ready in their place, and then sat back to observe their reaction. Their reaction spoke volumes. After the initial disappointment at the absence of their glossy, large format favourites they were soon gathered around in their groups, taking it in turns to flick through whichever book they had in search of the grossest fact they could find. Cue raucous laughter and non-stop giggling for the next twenty minutes - Mitchell Symons's That's So Gross books passed the test with flying colours!”

The Book Zone (for boys): bookzone4boys.blogspot.com

“Animals, creepy crawlies and the human body are tackled in a Horrible Histories way, and each book is packed with the sort of disgusting trivia that delights children under eight.”

Toby Clements, The Telegraph

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