Philip Ardagh's Book of Howlers, Blunders and Random Mistakery by Philip Ardagh
From the author of the Eddie Dickens trilogy, a hilarious compendium of some of the most impressive mistakes in history
When the Pope visited Spain, an American company decided to cash in on the event by printing special T-shirts for sale there—except that instead of reading: "I saw the Pope" (El Papa) they read "I saw the Potato" (La Papa)! This is the sort of amazing error to be found in this splendid romp through the most impressive mistakes, blunders, faux pas, misunderstandings, misinterpretations, universal-truths-that-are-not-true-at-all, and howlers ever, all from the magnificently witty pen of Philip Ardagh.
Philip Ardagh has written many successful children's books such as the Eddie Dickens trilogy, which includes A House Called Awful End; High in the Clouds, on which he collaborated with Paul McCartney; and Your Body: Boogers and All. He has been a recipient of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.