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4.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be out-smarted parents!
Actually Factually passes the hardest test of all...it impressed the children!

This wacky take on a kids reference book is split into bitesize chunks, with cheeky nougats of smarty pants info perfect for getting one-up on the old fogey parents, and questioning those common misconceptions we are all guilty of!

"Chocolate gives you spots" will fill...
Published on 27 Sept. 2009 by joolsm

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2.0 out of 5 stars For children
Not that great - aimed at children. Lots of regurgitated so-called facts that have been put straight elsewhere on many occasions. There are better examples of this genre out there.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be out-smarted parents!, 27 Sept. 2009
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joolsm (Sunny Devon UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Actually Factually (Buster Books) (Hardcover)
Actually Factually passes the hardest test of all...it impressed the children!

This wacky take on a kids reference book is split into bitesize chunks, with cheeky nougats of smarty pants info perfect for getting one-up on the old fogey parents, and questioning those common misconceptions we are all guilty of!

"Chocolate gives you spots" will fill young people in on some burning questions while classroom science is put in a much more quirky and memorable form when the seasons are explained.

Creations like this from Buster Books are great for encouraging inquisitive children to think independently!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 50 popular myths explained, 19 Mar. 2010
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An interesting little book, aimed at children but fun for adults too. Author Guy Campbell takes 50 misconceptions and explains the facts behind the myth. Do microwaves really cook from the inside out? Why do carrots help you see in the dark, or do they? Can chocolate really give you spots? These and many other muddles are explained in a fun way with an easy to read text. A great bedside book and very entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars QI for children!, 29 Dec. 2011
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K. Carrington (UK) - See all my reviews
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This was bought for my 9 year old son for Christmas. Initially he was a bit dismissive but picked it up a couple of days after Christmas and is now finding it hard to put down. It does what is says in the summary - takes long-held beliefs or misconceptions and gives the truth behind them - about two pages per "fact" as far as I can see. It means that he can now rival his dad (who got given the QI book) in the "Did you know.....?" stakes! Written well enough for children to read and understand - but not over-simplified. A good find.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars QI Lite, 20 July 2012
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The easiest way to describe this book is probably "QI for kids". There are fun illustrations, and a rather bouncy (the written version of children's TV presenters) style.

There are some interesting factoids,and as you might expect from a "buster" book, it's all about busting myths.

Overall, if you're expecting a QI-level of fascination and detail then you might be disappointed, but for youngsters who are interested in science, history, and maybe in proving their parents wrong now and again, you couldn't go far wrong. For a book aimed at children, there's actually a good level of detail and interest here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and fun, 30 Jun. 2014
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Bought as present for my 8 year old (who is above average in reading ability). We dip into it regularly. Interesting facts - looks at common misconceptions and then tells you what really happens. Good for those children (or adults) interested in the world around them but not wanting anything too "heavy".
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2.0 out of 5 stars For children, 29 July 2013
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Not that great - aimed at children. Lots of regurgitated so-called facts that have been put straight elsewhere on many occasions. There are better examples of this genre out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars short but unsettlingly enlightening, 5 Jan. 2012
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It seems that perhaps all of those strange but `true` things that made you marvel at the wonders of the world... weren't at all.

common sense 1 magical mystery 0

I should really have deducted a star for that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great!, 2 Jan. 2013
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This book is brilliant, I am sure that everyone knows one of those people who just always seems to say the words ....well actually I think you will find. This book is the present for them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 14 Jan. 2014
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Bought for an Uncle who enjoys learning and is quite quirky, he seemed really pleased with his present. The facts were good for children and adults alike.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely as a present for brother, 21 May 2014
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good, quick delivery. Flicked through the book and read some interesting stuff. Brother was amused and said would make good toilet reading!!
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