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Aug 10 2011

Why headless chickens run and other crazy things you need to know by Michael Cox

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Scholastic, 2011. ISBN 9781741699791.
This book is great fun. I am sure it will appeal to those children who are always asking why. It is full of useless facts, mainly of the gross kind, and funny stories that usually appeal to mainly boys in the Year 3-5 age group. The way it is set out encourages dipping in at various parts.
It would be best enjoyed in a group and may even encourage the more reluctant reader to have a go as the page layout is inviting and the cartoon-like illustrations add to its appeal.
David Rayner

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