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Thirty Days Has September: Cool Ways to Remember Stuff (Best at Everything) Hardcover – December 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Best at Everything
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction (December 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545107407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545107402
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beautifully packaged, fun and light-hearted in delivery, this book is a little gem. The Bookseller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Sarah grew up in Derbyshire, mainly under a snowdrift. She spent much of her childhood scampering in the nearby fields with a few goats. Then she decided to be sensible and studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2001. She has illustrated for many different projects including an ad campaign for Kew Gardens entitled 'Plantastic Play'. She has also worked on commissions from The Guardian and The Independent newspapers. Sarah now specialises in funny, inky illustration and words for children's fiction and picture books. Sarah likes to paint on very big canvas. She loves funny detail, colour, music and wide open spaces. Sarah now works from a studio on a hill in Forest Hill, London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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My eight year old daughter loves this book.
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This book is a very good tool to have in a home library, it has many anecdotes and rhymes to help remember everyday things.
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It is the kind of book my kids will pick up because it looks fun, inside and out.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By MRraleigh on October 5, 2009
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This book is a good collection of memory tricks for recalling information. It was easy to read and it will be a good reference. I also bought another book, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices which I have found to contain much more information. I would recommend both books though.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on April 2, 2009
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This is a book filled with mnemonics - cool devices that help one remember important facts in the areas of english, math, history, geography, and more. My son is 7 and really enjoys it! It's full of acronyms, poems, and sayings. The book's cover is also very attractive.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By bibliogal on December 6, 2011
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This book had a hook - the beginning of that old comfortable ditty "thirty days has September (April, June, and November all the rest have thirty-one, blah, blah, blah) - right there in the title. Sucks you in and makes you think here's something you can pass on to your kid who'll learn all the cool ways you learned how to remember important stuff the way you learned it back in the day when a school was where you learned, not where you were indoctrinated. But no.

Remember the vowel song? A E I O U - we proudly sang - and sometimes why-iiiiiii, (mouths stretched for maximum affect) too! That's all the vowels in the world. Do you know your vowels too? A E I O Uuuuuu! (also sung, I think, to a modified tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star). But ... it's not here. Remember "caught in the trap by 'a rat' so you would spell "separate" correctly and not "seperate"? Well, it ain't here either. As a matter of fact, there were many glaring omissions and some truly ridiculous suggestions on how to "remember":

The Ridiculous

(1) a poem of SEVEN two-line stanzas to memorize the 7 wonders of the world - really? (2) a poem of 1 SIX-line stanza and 1 FIVE-line stanza to memorize the Greek alphabet - I don't think Greek is the language we need worry of being at a disadvantage (3) (my absolute favorite) a poem of NINE (count `em) NINE four-line stanzas (and more than SEVENTY words) to memorize American Presidents sans Barack Obama. Wasn't this published AFTER he won the election or at the very least immediately out-dates the book?

To memorize the date the pilgrims landed: `It's twenty past four, Let's go ashore!' The logic: "on a 24-hr clock, you'll know that 16:20 means twenty past four in the afternoon. That's sure to jog your memory of this important date".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jami R. Anderson on October 28, 2009
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A little old for my 6 year old right now, but my husband loves it. I think the memorization devices will be really handy as our son gets older.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Wilson on December 22, 2010
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Just what the doctor ordered for this old geezer that can't remember squat any longer. I should have studied harder and paid more attention in school. If I would have had these helful hints I would have retained more. THANK YOU for making learning fun and possible still. Seriously this is a GREAT book; I recommend it to anyone just starting their education AND for those that never want to stop learning. A worthwhile investment for a lifetime of education.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathrine on October 21, 2009
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As a homeschooling mom I'm always looking for books like this. It is the kind of book my kids will pick up because it looks fun, inside and out. And yet, it's chock full of "vitamins and minerals." It reinforces the "boring" stuff they learn, but the look of the book is cartoon-y enough to hook them. They end up learning more because it's fun.

The book is divided into sections with different subjects represented: English, History, Geography, Science, Math and even a section called "Out of School" with two sections: General Knowledge and Music. They really pack a lot of information in there in such a compact little book, it's amazing.

*whispering* (Don't tell anyone, but Mom enjoys reading it, too!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2009
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Love this book! It's filled with really cool and fun ways to remember important things. I bought it for my 7 year old niece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee on October 19, 2009
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Great book to learn things you don't know and to remember the things you learned before.
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