Can Rats Swim from Sewers into Toilets?: And Other Questions about Your Home

Can Rats Swim from Sewers into Toilets?: And Other Questions about Your Home

by Alison Behnke

Hardcover(Library Binding)

$26.65

Overview

It's dangerous to talk on the phone during a thunderstorm. Flushing the toilet sprays water around the bathroom. Freezers can burn your food. You may have heard these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through research? Let's investigate seventeen statements about the kitchen and home to find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether the smell of a house cat really scares away mice. Discover whether ceiling fans can chop off your head. See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with Is That a Fact?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761349143
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Is That a Fact? Series
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: IG840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the good fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this move expand her horizons enormously and introduce her to one of the world’s best and most beautiful cities, but it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison knew that she wanted to be an author—a desire which, according to her parents, she first voiced around age six. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than thirty books. Alison lives in Minneapolis, and when she's neither reading nor writing, she spends her time on pursuits including photography, travel, and striving to make the perfect espresso.

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