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Product Details

  • Series: Penguin Original
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143118064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143118060
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The best book about pandas ever written" -- Noel Fielding "Magnificent. The ideas come thick and fast, like a panda on a moped" -- Noel Fielding "There is nothing my panda and I enjoy more than reading 100 Facts About Pandas" -- Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords "A wonderfully daft, pocket-sized collection of ridiculous made-up facts about pandas" Big Issue --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Claudia O'Doherty had a lot of time on her hands prior to becoming a leading pandaologist.
David O'Doherty is very punctual.
Mike Ahern moved from the country to the city to be closer to the internet. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tahoe Girl on December 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
I got this book as a gift. It's cute.
At first, for a few seconds, I thought these facts are real. Well, ha ha, it's a joke book, but funny made up facts about pandas, and really cute "photoshopped" photos of pandas doing stuff.
An early page has Nancy Reagan petting a panda that helped save her husband's life. The writers claim that panda fur made the fabric in the tie her husband wore when he was shot and it saved his life, because panda material is bullet proof.
Another is a blindfolded panda will always face north, and is magnetic, showing a photo of a cub with paper clips and metal pieces stuck to him. CUTE.
I'm only half-way through it. I'm trying to save it.
Each page has a photo. Nice medium small square size.
If you have a panda lover in your life, buy it for them.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dorian Hillegas on September 22, 2011
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I love this book! The pictures and writing are hilarious. Anyone who is familiar with David O'Doherty will appreciate this book. I also love the thought that some people are buying this book not realizing that they are all made up facts. Anyone who actually gets upset about that needs to grow a sense of humor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Freddy Huntsman on June 18, 2014
Format: Paperback
If you did read the part of the description that reads:

"Smart, funny, and chock-full of panda pictures, 100 Facts About Pandas will astonish and entertain both animal lovers and everyone who laughed their way through The Book of Bunny Suicides and F U, Penguin."

And STILL didn't catch on it was satire...then you need an enlightenment...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bettergears on August 17, 2014
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I never realized what mysterious and likable creatures Pandas are. Nature is truly majestic. I read this book in the quiet car of my train and even though some incredibly rude man's keyboard started blasting Mozart from the overhead compartment when some other rube bumped it I still stayed glued to the page. I have saved the last 7 Panda facts for the future as life is not worth living without something to look forward to. Thank you Mr O'Doherty. You and your fellow researchers have compiled an extraordinary book that I will not soon forget.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rawrrr on July 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
for those of you who don't know, pandas are magical. not all of these facts are true, but not all of them are false either- i speak from first hand experience.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Z on December 25, 2011
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OK step one it not a true book about pandas, do not try to run around impressing your friends with your knowledge
that pandas have a phobia of fish!!

Now that's out of the way.... the book is amazing, I love it!!! I live in America and heard about it on some random show, and being me I thought, a total fictional book about panda... I need that!!! So I bought 4 copies of it. Thinking it's not very expensive and it could make good gifts.
Will I was right, I gave one to my friend before I even started reading it and she loved it. She wanted to give a copy to her dad so I gave her another one. I started reading the 3 copy it and it was as I thought amazing!! Full of wit and humor I loved it. I ended up giving out all my copies =(
but everyone has loved it!!! I'm planning on buying one more seeing as how I no longer own one=(

Oh one more thing read it in order its much funnier that way!!!
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By Claire on January 7, 2014
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This book was the funniest thing we've seen in years! It's full of incredibly bad@$$ "panda facts"...which are just close enough to believable that it took us half the book to decide that they MUST be made up!

Example (from memory, so I assure you it's funnier in the book): Panda skin is bulletproof. There was a story to go with this, but I don't recall it. :D

Highly recommended for any panda lover with a healthy sense of humor!
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By Carson on December 30, 2013
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Arrived on time and in good condition! I was amazed that I got a new book for this price! I ended up gifting it to someone at a party while in a less sober state of mind and it seemed to bring them joy. Totally worth purchasing for a good laugh.
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