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The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File ** S I G N E D **: Wisniewski, David The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File ** S I G N E D **: Wisniewski, David The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File ** S I G N E D **: Wisniewski, David The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File ** S I G N E D **: Wisniewski, David

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File ** S I G N E D **

Wisniewski, David

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ISBN 10: 0688178545 / ISBN 13: 9780688178543
Published by HarperCollins, 2001
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STATED FIRST Edition AND FiRST Printing, with publishers full number line present. A FLAWLESS volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. * SIGNED * by author on title page (signature and dated 4-13-02.) Unpaginated. A FIRST/FIRST. Mylar protected. jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000854

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Title: The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The ...

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Urgent!It's happened again!

David Wisniewski has completed another daring raid into the vault of parent rules. Within these forbidden pages lurk the real reasons why grown-ups want you to brush your teeth, eat your breakfast, and clean under your bed. The truth has been hidden for centuries, but the time of mystery is over.

Grab a flashlight! Get under cover! It's time for ...

The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups!
The Second File


Caldecott Medal winner David Wisniewski is back, with a second helping of secret information about the real reasons behind parental rules and commands. Brush your teeth because it prevents cavities? Naaaw. By breaking into the National Dental Association (disguised as the Tooth Fairy), Wisniewski has discovered that kids should brush their teeth because not doing so causes... unrest: "Reckless incisors cavort with Ginger Vitus... Pulp Rocker Tommy Rot sings inflammatory lyrics...." Yes, Wisniewski crams in every possible pun, and his inimitable style of paper cut-out illustrations is the visually punning equivalent. The underlying idea here is fun, but it remains a mystery as to why adults would have a global conspiracy to conceal explanations that are, in the end, just more imaginative versions of the ones they do give. For example: kids should avoid junk food not because it's plain bad for them but rather because it causes each CFG (Cruddy Food Group molecule) to steal a bit of your brain and "drive it to an abandoned warehouse in an unpleasant industrial section of your body." Ordinary parental advice with a fancy hat on? Maybe. But fans who found themselves privy to the first "classified folder," The Secret Knowledge of Grownups, will be tickled with round two. (Ages 6 to 10) --Richard Farr

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