The Secret Knowledge Of Grown-ups

Paperback | July 31, 2001

byDavid Wisniewski

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Parents are always spouting these rules. Do they really care about nutrients and mattresses, or are they hiding something? Luckily, one fearless grown-up will risk his neck and his dignity to find out. Disguised as everything from a chocolate milk scuba diver to a giant nose, this counterspy uncovers the disturbing truth. And what he learns will shock you like nothing before. Startling suckface emergencies! Dangerous digit gangs! Powerful sumo cells! Those are just some of the secrets revealed in this book by Caldecott medalist David Wisniewski. But don′t let anyone catch you reading it-especially grown-ups. Who knows what could happen if they knew that you knew?

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Parents are always spouting these rules. Do they really care about nutrients and mattresses, or are they hiding something? Luckily, one fearless grown-up will risk his neck and his dignity to find out. Disguised as everything from a chocolate milk scuba diver to a giant nose, this counterspy uncovers the disturbing truth. And what he l...

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You are about to open secret files, heretofore hidden from kids for thousands of years. Steel your mind for the truth. Prepare yourself for knowledge never before held by America's youth. Get ready to learn the REAL reasons grown-ups tell you to do things!

David Wisniewski passed away in his sleep, from an unknown illness, on September 11, 2002. Born in 1953, he had all-too-brief a life and leaves behind his lovely wife, Donna, and their two children, Ariana and Alexander.?Just this week David had seen the finished books for Halloweenies, and he was so happy with how it turned out. ?He w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 9.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064437531

ISBN - 13:9780064437530

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jumping Off Point Great book to jump start a writing activity that should interest most students. Had borrowed book before from the public library, but wanted my own copy.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of Imagination! I love this book! I've used the imagination that goes into the Secrets to inspire a classroom full of reluctant writers to write their own rules and secrets. This book is fun and full of surprises!
Date published: 2009-11-27

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"Middle-grade kids...eat this stuff up, and this will likely move briskly, especially where the first has had success."