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The Whizzkid's Handbook: No. 1 Paperback – 29 Mar 1979


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Armada (29 Mar 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006913903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006913900
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 486,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DebF on 15 Nov 2010
Format: Paperback
The Whizzkid's Handbook (by Peter Eldin) is an absolute classic from my childhood, and my copy is beaten up, dog-eared and still absolutely fabulous.

The book explores all sorts of things that TRULY clever kids should know - from Tebahpla (p40) - "Said Wye, Eggs double you fee; You tea is our Kew pea. Oh, en 'em 'ell K J; I hate G if he deceive BA" -

to date palms (60); proving 1 = 0 (p57); A Method for determining the age of your teacher (p78); Facts to Bamboozle Teachers (p82) and excuses for bad reports (p13).

There are also some very good maths tips, including:
Determining whether a number will divide exactly (p41)
"Any number can be divided by 2 if it's last digit is even
3 the sum of its digits can be divided by 3
4 its last TWO digits are divisible by 4
5 if it ends with a 0 or a 5
6 if the complete number can be divided by both 2 and 3
8 if the last three digits can be divided by 8
9 if the sum of its digits can be divided by 9
10 if it ends with a 0".

There are also a number of crosswords, and other similar puzzles to help keep active minds busy.

The humour is juvenile, and the book (if you're a parent) should by all accounts be kept away from your children until they've graduated. Until then, you'll laugh like an eight year old - enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr K Whibley on 14 Feb 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It is a book I loved in the 1980's
It is still the same book.
It is just as good.
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By Ms. D. Barrett on 24 Aug 2014
Format: Paperback
Had these when I was a kid....fun and great for kids now.
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