Exploding Toilet: Tales Too Funny to Be True

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As soon as Rebecca boards the school bus on the first day back from vacation, she and her friends start swapping hilarious stories.

Rebecca and her friends spend a school day sharing humorous, supposedly true stories, including ones about a streaking skier, a fake lie detector test, and an exploding toilet. Features an introduction discussing the phenomenon of urban legends.

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Overview

As soon as Rebecca boards the school bus on the first day back from vacation, she and her friends start swapping hilarious stories.

Rebecca and her friends spend a school day sharing humorous, supposedly true stories, including ones about a streaking skier, a fake lie detector test, and an exploding toilet. Features an introduction discussing the phenomenon of urban legends.

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Children's Literature - Christopher Moning
Many of us have heard the story of the man who caused an explosion when he dropped his lighted cigarette into the toilet, not knowing that his wife had squirted hair spray there moments earlier. This and many other humorous anecdotes enliven this collection of urban legends. Daly-Weir nicely frames these tales in the setting of a school day at Lake Homily Middle School. Students, parents, teachers and even the bus driver each take the stage to relate a "true" humorous story. There is plenty of bathroom humor here, but nothing overly offensive. Real life teachers would do well to share one or two incidents on a weekly basis with a deserving class. Kids will utterly enjoy them. Well-crafted illustrations will draw laughs as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064407021
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/31/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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