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  • Published: 30 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448121649
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

How to Avoid a Wombat's Bum




The ultimate trivia guide for kids from the bestselling, double Blue Peter Award winning, Mitchell Symons!

Did you know THAT:

The first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat in 1893 (it beat Kellogg's Corn Flakes by just five years)

Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher and Simon Cowell all have twin brothers.

Everton were the first British football club to introduce a stripe down the side of their shorts.

The word DUDE was coined by Oscar Wilde and his friends. It is a combination of the words 'duds' and 'attitude'.

Well you do now! Filled with fantastic facts and figures to amaze and intrigue . . . once you start reading you'll be hooked for hours!

  • Pub date: 30 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448121649
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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 How to Avoid a Wombat's Bum

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

Chris Tarrant

“...the wonderfully entitled How to Avoid Wombat's Bum ...As for why you want to avoid a wombat's bum...buy the book and find out.”

Kati Nicholl, The Daily Express

“...offers hours of fun for anyone over 10 who loves trivia.”

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“...there's the irresistably named How to Avoid Wombat's Bum by Mitchell Symons. This is a goldmine of facts to brighten up your life plus unexplained events...And why the title? Oh, there is a reason and you''ll have to buy the book to find out.”

Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News

“...essential, interesting and also trivial facts...”

Children's Bookseller

“...all kinds of bizarre but fascinating facts.”

Aldershot Mail

“It covers an amazing variety of subjects...”

Primary Times - Sommerset

“I really liked the book because it was funny and told you things you never even knew.”

Cork Evening Echo

“The perfect book to provoke a smile.”

Daily Express


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