Uncle John's iFlush: Hurtling thru History Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!

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Fresh (or not so fresh) from swimming through the sewers of science, our charming host—Dwayne, the rat—hurtles into history for more Interpipe Adventures. What’s the Interpipe? We’re glad you asked! Copying how computers have been connected to form the Internet, four mad-scientist-plumbers (Plumb Bob, Phyllis Tanks, P. Liddy, and Portia Potty) linked the world’s sewer lines together to create the Interpipe. Next, the Four P’s created a waterproof device called the iSwirl that can be used to travel back in time ...

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Overview

Fresh (or not so fresh) from swimming through the sewers of science, our charming host—Dwayne, the rat—hurtles into history for more Interpipe Adventures. What’s the Interpipe? We’re glad you asked! Copying how computers have been connected to form the Internet, four mad-scientist-plumbers (Plumb Bob, Phyllis Tanks, P. Liddy, and Portia Potty) linked the world’s sewer lines together to create the Interpipe. Next, the Four P’s created a waterproof device called the iSwirl that can be used to travel back in time with a mere flush of the toilet! Finally, Uncle John found a world-famous puzzle maker to chronicle every Interpipe adventure, and the rest is iFlush history!

Here’s how it works:
- Every page is packed with the kind of amazing true stories and fantastic factoids readers expect from Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers FOR KIDS ONLY.
- Readers use clues in the history-filled stories and factoids to solve puzzles.
- Once a puzzle is solved, Dwayne, our ratty host, flushes himself through the Interpipe to take readers to their next historical destination.
- The ingenious iSwirl adds a twist by giving readers a choice: solve the puzzle and turn the page, or jump through time to the next historical adventure.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The iFlush lid is open—so jump in for dozens of puzzles, laughs, and weird adventures. I love this book! So much fun, it’s SCARY!” — R.L. STINE, Goosebumps and Fear Street author

iFlush: Swimming in Science does for science what iFlush: Hurtling Thru History does for history. If that makes any sense to you whatsoever, you’re the perfect customer for these books!” — JOHN FICARRA, MAD magazine editor

“Cool, fun and visually engaging. Good puzzles for all ages.” — WILL SHORTZ, The New York Times crossword puzzle editor, NPR puzzle master

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607109044
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Merrell is a cartoonist, professional puzzle maker, and author of over 250 books, including 50 puzzle books. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times crossword, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the World Puzzle Championship. Six of his Times crosswords appear in Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles, the most of any puzzle constructor. Merrell’s other books include Bird Brainteaser, Fowl Play, Monster Mazes, and Spooky, Silly Halloween Puzzles. He lives in Mt. Vernon, New York.

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