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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399536663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399536663
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #670,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Young is Peter Jarvis and Gethin Vaughan. Previous to setting up the design studio We Are Young, they each worked at various design/advertising studios, producing work for EMI, Tate and the BBC. Author website: learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk.

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This book has lots of interesting things.
nizer
Entertaining, funny, very surprising, in a good way, mixes drawings with useful (or not) information.
Mathias Inngauer
Now that I've read everything in the book, I can take each page a day at a time.
Michele Kimbrough

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany A. Harkleroad TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
Who does not love learning little bits of trivia? What if you could learn a new fact for every day of the year? What color was Elvis' hair naturally, and was he an only child? What did a bigwig at Crayola confess upon retirement? All kinds of amusing, and at times outrageous, facts are contained in this illustrated book.

I thought this book was just so cool. I am a sucker for trivia and unusual facts, so this book was right up my alley. The pages are brightly colored, and each page is accompanied by a really cute illustration, so it was really fun to read.

Even though this book is not all that long and does not contain all that much text, I still was not able to sit down and read it all at once. I think I started to suffer from fact overload. I read it over the course of a few days. For those apt to read in the bathroom, whether in the tub or otherwise indisposed, this makes great reading, because, well, like I said, it is fun.

One thing I will say, some of the facts in the book made me want to go do research, because they were so unusual or hard to believe. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, it will get people reading more about those topics.

So all in all, a cute little novelty book that anyone would enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on June 13, 2011
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Here's a fun, colorful book of odd facts that is sure to stimulate discussion.

LEARN SOMETHING EVERY DAY is a collection of interesting, although fairly useless, facts. It is the type of book that could be picked up casually and read in a random fashion; however, once a reader gets a peek at just a few of the unique facts, it will be difficult to put this one down.

Here are a few samples to whet your appetite:

"Staying awake for two weeks can kill you."
"Ferrets can suffer from depression."
"Originally brides carried flowers to mask body odor."
"The longest carrot was nearly 20 feet long."

The facts are printed on lively colored pages and include simple but appropriate illustrations. This book is perfect to motivate reluctant readers. Simply hand them this book and you'll "catch" them reading before they realize what they're doing. LEARN SOMETHING EVERY DAY is also a great gift for the trivia buff who already has one of everything!

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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This very colorful, nicely illustrated book is chocked full of "did you know" tidbits. I found myself flipping through the book page after page just to see what was next. Now that I've read everything in the book, I can take each page a day at a time. I recommend this book if you like little known facts in an entertaining fashion.
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By Acsa on February 17, 2014
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Fun to have short little reminders of interesting & funny facts. Just the right amount of information to brighten up your day.
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I love trivia, and that is what Learn Something Everyday basically is. Something you probably didn't know! Very colorful and simply illustrated, you can turn the page and learn something new everyday.

Based on their colorful cartooned website, learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk, the "We Are Young" design studio creators Peter Jarvis and Gethin Vaughn together form Young--and their book is here to help you stay just that: in heart, spirit, and especially mind.

There is a lot of interesting information packed into this small book. It would be perfect for gift giving or for yourself. It's not only entertaining, it is also educating! Did you know that strawberries contain more vitamin C then oranges? Or did you know oysters can change gender? Did you know Charlie Chaplin once came in third in a look-alike contest? You'll find all of these and so much more in this vibrant and colorful book. Sophophobia is the fear of learning! You won't have that if you get this book! I've put mine on my desk at the office.
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By A. Salman on August 16, 2013
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Has nice little drawings with every fact. Kid friendly as well. I read it in one day though. A little pricey. I got a used copy, and that worked for me.
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By Mary Beth Fagle on December 10, 2012
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the book was very good and i did learn something everyday but when i got the book i think a page was misssing.
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