The Pocket Guide to Mischief by Bart King

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"The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, ""I can do better than that."" They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, ""Why do we have to do it that way?"" And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, ""Uncle!""

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the ""War of the Worlds"" radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us."

About Bart King

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Bart King is the author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Girl Stuff and The Pocket Guide to Mischief. A longtime middle school teacher, Bart lives in Portland, Oregon, where he invents new sock designs and plays in a kazoo jazz quartet.
Published February 1, 2008 by Gibbs Smith. 272 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Young Adult, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Gibbs Smith , $9.95 paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-4236-0366-5Sized for handy stashing in the inside pocket of a jacket, this primer for merry-prankster wannabes starts out with the obligatory request that readers play safe, and not damage property nor hurt anyone, neither psychically nor physically.

Mar 31 2008 | Read Full Review of The Pocket Guide to Mischief

Kidz World

Sure, there are lots of pranks and mischief-making ideas that will give you a chuckle, but if you're endlessly putting Icy-Hot on toilet seats and telling waiters that your "water is diluted", you're going to be writing your own Pocket Guide to Friendlessness pretty darn soon.

Apr 18 2008 | Read Full Review of The Pocket Guide to Mischief

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