Uncle John's iFlush: Hurtling Thru History Bathroom Reader For Kids Only! (Paperback)

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History isn’t boring--it’s one big brain-building time-travel adventure!

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.


What will readers discover as they hurtle through history?
* President Grover Cleveland’s Rubber Jaw,
* The Cheating Cheaters Who Cheated During the 1904 Tour de France
(tacks on the road…riders at gunpoint…bikers hopping trains),
* Hart Island: The Creepiest Place in New York City,
* Who Stole the Great Bell of Dhammazedi?
(The world’s biggest bell!),
* Picnickers Watching Civil War Battles,
* Missile Mail! Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service, and
 …much, much, more!

It’s a brain-building, fun-filled journey through history. Just hold your nose, dive in, and say, “iFlush! Do you?”

About 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.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781607109044
ISBN-10: 1607109042
Publisher: Portable Press
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: For Kids Only

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