- Published: 3 November 2020
- ISBN: 9781760898922
- Imprint: Puffin
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272
- RRP: $19.99
Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything
A Very Serious and Terribly Important Note from Professor Terry Denton
Hi there, readers,
Most of us know a LITTLE BIT about a LOT of things. Or a LOT about NOT MANY things. But I know QUITE A BIT about ALMOST everything!
I bet you didn't even know I was a professor.
Well, neither did I.
But I am! My bird, my horse and my giant spider said so.
In fact, everyone knows me as the PROFESSOR OF ALMOST EVERYTHING.
I'll admit, there's SOME stuff I know nothing about.
Stuff like make-up and fashion, car repair, flying a plane, open-heart surgergy, closed-heart surgery and gorilla training . . .
But I looked all the OTHER STUFF up.
And I think you'll agree that it's all VERY interesting.
In this book you will learn about:
THE UNIVERSE, which is very, very, very, very, very, very big. It has billions of huge round things moving in (sort of) circles around billions of other even huger round things.
PLANET EARTH, which is also very big and full of flaming molten iron. Yet somehow it doesn't burn up.
LIFE on Earth, including weird animals like birds and horses, and bugs and teeny weeny bacteria, most of which are trying to eat you.
The HUMAN BODY and how the parts work . . . or don't work. Or epically fail.
All the COOL STUFF that humans invented and made with their brainy brains and fingery hands.
There's even a whole chapter about TIME, except it's complicated, and I don't understand any of it. And after I have explained it, neither will you.
So stop reading my very serious and terribly important note and start reading the . . .
Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything
And you will become a Professor of (almost) Everything too.
Chapter 1: You Are the Universe
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