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Playground Olympics : an alternative guide to playground games

Playground Olympics : an alternative guide to playground games [Kindle Edition]

Peter Nuttall
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Have you ever ran the 'egg and spoon race' and wondered why it’s not an Olympic sport? Have you ever wondered exactly what weather the ‘all-weather’ pitch was designed for? Have you ever wished that the Nursery Rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’ had a happier ending? Then ‘Playground Olympics : an alternative guide to playground games’ has the answers.

The book explores the possible origins of the world’s best known playground games such as Hot Lava (where the players will put more effort into throwing each other down the hill than they will into any other aspect of their lives), Rounders (in the moment between the bat striking the ball and the player reaching first bay, hell literally breaks loose) and Tag (which is the only time you'll hear the phrase ‘no returnsies’). There are guides to the games played in P.E. and Sports day along with sections dedicated to other aspects of school life such as ‘alternative uses for a protractor’ and a collection of ‘educationally correct’ nursery rhymes such as Vertically challenged Jack Horner, Mary had a free-range lamb and Baa Baa rainbow sheep.

Also included are quizzes to help you find out if you’re smarter than a nine and a half year old, if you were a bully at school and if you’d pass the theory part of the cycling proficiency test (should one exist).

If you’ve ever wondered what cavemen used in a game of rock, paper, scissors before paper and scissors were invented or whether it’s best to be the ‘cops’ or the ‘robbers’ in a game of ‘cops and robbers’, then this is the book you've been looking for.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 294 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1467987166
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00633193K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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More About the Author

I write about things that make me laugh. I write things I'd like to read if other people had written them. I write about things I know, things I've actually done or been around and involved in. I was Chairman of the Washington Theatre Group which gave me a chance to 'persuade' the group to perform some of the plays I'd scribbled down when I really should have been doing other things. When they were well recieved by audiences it spurred me on to write more. My first play 'Cinderella and the Pantomime Thief' was published by Lazybee Scripts in 2005.

After writing a few more stage-plays I turned my hand to non-fiction, drawing on my experience as a Complaints Manager for the now sadly defunct MFI (which may or may not have had something to do with the amount of money I gave to customers to pacify their complaints) for my book 'I want to complain : an alternative guide to customer service' which was featured on BBC Radio 4's Susan Calman feature 'The art of Complaining' in December 2011.

I'm grateful to each and every person who buys and reads one of my books. The positive feedback I recieve makes every 3am 'must-get-this-chapter-finished' session and 9th cup of coffee of the day worth while.

I have now written and published two novels (one under my psuedonym 'P.R.Fox') and my musical play based on the paintings of Alexander Millar, 'Working Man' was published in November 2013. I'm currently working on a non-fiction book about one of my passions (Football) and a comedy novel set in a haunted Caravan Park called 'Chance?'.

I'm on twitter if you want to say hello : @Peter__Nuttall

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5.0 out of 5 stars Games People Played 28 Jan 2012
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An excellent and amusing book that lists and describes many of activities that revolve around the playground. Not only does it take you back to your schooldays, but it also provides a history of what games people played in their younger days.
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