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Aug 01 2011

The encyclopedia of my immaturity by Klutz

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Scholastic Australia, 2011. ISBN 9781591749233.
(7-11) Recommended.This book is more of an activity book than a reading book but is still fun to read the writing that is there with lots of quirky and cheeky activities that parents would probably not what their kids to do in real life, such as defacing pictures etc (but nothing too bad). It's filled with fun activities to keep children happy through the school holidays or on weekends.
Although most of the activities were fun and I enjoyed doing them, I did find that parts of the book were not very interesting and it sort of felt like schoolwork. It was also a bit childish in parts because it was written by adults trying to relate to kids, which doesn't always work. Also, some of the terms used are very 'American', such as Candy Corn and bouncy house which I found a bit annoying, and at first I was not sure what they meant, but apart from that it is good.
I think that the pictures are interesting and explain the activities very well. I feel that the authors have created this book to entertain you and get you thinking about silly situations while encouraging kids to express their thoughts in writing. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.
Jessica Marnie (Student)

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