How to Be a Kid

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Your friends don't know, and grown-ups won't tell you, but there are 31 tried-and-true ways to bother your parents, bug your siblings, amuse your friends, drive your teachers crazy, and survive your childhood. Try them all now--while you're still a kid. Start with gross-outs like how to blow the perfect spitbubble, drop a truly effective water balloon, and make rude noises from your armpit. Move up to the secrets of getting away with stuff: trick others into doing the dishes, hone your homework excuses, fake ...
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Overview

Your friends don't know, and grown-ups won't tell you, but there are 31 tried-and-true ways to bother your parents, bug your siblings, amuse your friends, drive your teachers crazy, and survive your childhood. Try them all now--while you're still a kid. Start with gross-outs like how to blow the perfect spitbubble, drop a truly effective water balloon, and make rude noises from your armpit. Move up to the secrets of getting away with stuff: trick others into doing the dishes, hone your homework excuses, fake looking sick, and stay up as late as you want. Get some helpful hints for nagging your parents into raising your allowance. Soon you'll be ready to tackle advance techniques such as sneaking a peek at Christmas presents (this requires putting things back in the closet just as you found them, acting excited on Christmas, and covering your disappointment if you don't find your prize present). With this guide at your side, you'll be able to deal with anything, from lunchtime madness in the school cafeteria to a boring car ride with your annoying big brother!

A compendium of silly ideas for annoying adults and friends while having fun, such as pretending to be asleep to avoid work and overhear conversations, proper spitball launch techniques, and ways to avoid eating anything green.

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On the lighter side, How to Be a Kid, by Chris Tait, illus. by Jim Paillot, reveals plenty of tricks to help kids amuse and annoy just about everyone. Twenty-five brief chapters, with full-color illustrations, teach important lessons such as "How to Make Your Babysitter Crazy" and "How to Make Weird Noises from Your Armpit." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806985039
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
1. How to increase your allowance 7
2. How to tell a ghost story 10
3. How to get out of doing the dishes 14
4. How to hone your homework excuse 18
5. How to fake looking sick 22
6. How to launch a spitball 26
7. How to blow spit bubbles 30
8. How to win a staring contest 33
9. How to toast the perfect marshmallow 36
10. How to drop the perfect water balloon 39
11. How to sneak a peek at Christmas presents 42
12. How to make weird noises from your armpit 45
13. How to stay up as late as you want 49
14. How to control your dreams 52
15. How to make bread-twist finger flickers 55
16. How to blow a bubble 58
17. How to make your babysitter crazy 62
18. How to avoid the shower 66
19. How to whistle with two fingers 70
20. How to cannonball into a pool 73
21. How to win a thumb war 76
22. How to make a thumb puppet 80
23. How to snap a towel 84
24. How to fake hawking a loogie 88
25. How to make a sound like dripping water 91
Conclusion 94
Index 96
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