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5.0 out of 5 stars Despite claims to the contrary, this book is suitable for adults as well as children., 11 April 2014
This review is from: Not For Parents Europe: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Paperback)
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The legacy of Horrible Histories looms large, with the promise of blood thirsty rulers, sculptures made out of human bones and rotten shark chomping. Each page is colourful, but never in a garish or distressing way.

The text is broken down into digestible chunks. There's a good mix of photographs and enticing illustrations. The jokes may make you groan as much laugh, but they never irritate. This book makes learning fun. It may not go into great detail about each topic, but it works as an appetiser encouragingly the reader to go on and do further research elsewhere. The book will even point the reader in the right direction e.g. it provides a link to learn more about the flags of Europe.

It's not just children that will learn things from this book, the average adult will learn much too. Did you know that vending machines that make fresh pizza exist? Or that in Europe it's the Germans who eat the most pizza? The range of this book is broad, taking in everything from Eurovision to Europe's top six scientists, Lego to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. The only question it doesn't answer is, Why didn't they make books like this when I was a child?
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