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Think of a Link (Bonkers Books) [Kindle Edition]

Andy Salmon , Clive Goddard
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The capital of Brazil is Brasilia - because they're brasiliant at football! Russia is the world's biggest country... and if you Russia lot, you'll get there first! Want to impress all your friends with your knowledge, amaze your parents and make your teachers gasp? Memorise a frenzy of incredible facts when you think of a link! From the home of children's humour, this book is packed with wicked ways to remember tons of totally impressive stuff. Have fun mastering dates, names, facts, stats and other memory feats, in a guidebook stuffed with hilarious jokes, crazy cartoons and handy weblinks.

About the Author

Andy is the founder of www.thinkalink.co.uk which was launched in May '08. It's a fun and easy way to remember things employing the underused learning-tool, linking. The site is a meeting-place, online, to learn any fact you care to mention whether it be the spelling of Diarrhoea to what the jaw bone is called. People submit 'links' to the site which the public then rate with a mark out of 10 with the most popular links ending up in the book. Andy is busy touring the UK presenting to children of all ages from 4 to 18! His spelling technique 'Letter Linking' has been called 'Groundbreaking' by the Dyslexia Association. He is one of six children who were brought up in Wimbledon. He spent ten successful years in the money markets as a foreign exchange broker. Since leaving the markets in 1998, he ran his own recruitment company until May 2008 when he left the company to dedicate all of his time to launching Thinkalink. Ever since his father introduced him to crosswords in his early teens, he has loved playing with words. He dreamt up the idea of 'Thinkalink' in 1995 when he was flicking through a map of the world and started to learn the capital cities by this word association. Up until 2007, he had lived in London but decided to move to Sussex with his wife, Alex, and their 10 year old triplets to experience the country life!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1591 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Non-Fiction; 1 edition (4 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BAV6Y76
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #352,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Clive Goddard didn't know he was a writer until Fintan Fedora happened. He thought he was a cartoonist. It was probably all those years spent illustrating 'Horrible' books for Scholastic that gave him this idea.

Fintan Fedora (The World's Worst Explorer) is his first work of children's fiction, partly inspired by his own love of travel and disastrous experiences. (ie. Being chased by an angry ostrich in Swaziland, having his rucksack soaked by a leaky toilet in The Netherlands, getting heatstroke in Namibia, food poisoning in Thailand and being robbed in China.)

The book has gone on to win the Stockport Schools Book Award 2012 (Key Stage 2) and the Hounslow Book Award 2012 as well as being runner-up in the inaugural Oldham Brilliant Books Award 2012.

The sequel 'Fintan Fedora Explores Again' takes us to Iceland, Turkey, Russia & China and features an ancient lost village, ruthless gangsters and the odd lump of panda poo.

Clive lives in Oxford, UK where he draws, writes and practices sleeping for long periods of time. He is yet to win either The Booker or The Pulitzer prize but has a Blue Peter badge for colouring-in.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think of a Link - What a great book! 25 May 2011
Format:Hardcover
I have just finished reading Andy Salmon's book, 'Think of a Link' and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a bit of a quiz buff so I was intrigued by a book that could help you 'to remember absolutely everything'. I was sceptical, at first, but by the time I had finished it, I had caught the bug and was attempting some links of my own.

The book has different purposes and operates at different levels. On the one hand, you can just treat it as a bit of fun and use it to bone up on capital cities of the world or the wives of Henry the eighth, that sort of thing. But, on another level, it has a more serious educational benefit. Not only is it an interesting way of learning facts but the section on learning to spell those irritating words you always find difficult really was helpful.

I thought I'd put this to the test so showed the book to my thirteen year old son and I was amazed by his motivation and enthusiasm. Usually, he has to be surgically removed from social networking sites, video games or his smart phone but this book had him totally enthralled. We had such fun together and for that alone I thoroughly recommend Andy Salmon's book. I must say, too, that Clive Goddard's excellent and witty illustrations add to the fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't I think of it? 31 Mar 2011
Format:Hardcover
Every teacher and parent should have this book sitting with all their other reference books; it is just as important. Pub quiz here I come.....Yanders
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, good service 10 Aug 2014
By Mitram
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My 9yo son borrowed this from the library and loved it so much he kept renewing till we'd reached the limit - decided we had to have it! He loved the clever tricks, rhymes and other 'hooks' to remember things from capitals of countries, to multiplication, to scientific facts -- a wonderful fun resource for curious kids. Bonkers Books delivered very quickly - very happy with the service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cool for learning 1 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Cool idea to learn absolutely anything, its great. Its taught me a few things, bonus. Good for kids/teenagers to understand and learn how to remember things, and there's probably more on their website. Fab
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