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How Much Does Your Head Weigh? Read an excerpt

Awards

  • Winner, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2000
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2002
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2002
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2001
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2001

How Much Does Your Head Weigh? Canadian Title

By Marg Meikle   Illustrated by Tina Holdcroft   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443100472 Paperback
416 Pages | 5.89" x 8.97" | Ages 9 to 12

Former CBC Radio host Marg Meikle's three humorous but fact-filled books You Asked for It!, Funny You Should Ask and Ask Me Anything! are now available in an omnibus bindup at a sensational price! The award-winning books are included in their entirety, along with over 140 illustrations. Here are the answers to all the questions that hundreds of kids asked her-questions that would likely stump most adults. Half the fun of reading the answers is the off-on-a-tangent-with-more-facts approach that Marg is famous for using.

Among the hundreds of trivia questions answered are: Why is 13 unlucky? Why don't tattoos come off? Do twins have the same DNA? Why is it called a funny bone? What did we use before toilet paper? Do animals dream? Why can't you tickle yourself?

Over 300 wacky but informative answers fill the pages, grouped under themes of Customs, Holidays, Superstitions, Food, The Opposite Sex, and more!