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How Much Does Your Head Weigh?

by Marg Meikle, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft

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Former CBC Radio host Marg Meikle's three humorous but fact-filled books You Asked for It!, Funny You Should Ask and Ask Me Anything! are now available in an omnibus bindup at a sensational price! The award-winning books are included in their entirety, along with over 140 illustrations. Here are the answers to all the questions that hundreds of kids asked her-questions that would likely stump most adults. Half the fun of reading the answers is the off-on-a-tangent-with-more-facts approach that Marg is famous for using.

Among the hundreds of trivia questions answered are: Why is 13 unlucky? Why don't tattoos come off? Do twins have the same DNA? Why is it called a funny bone? What did we use before toilet paper? Do animals dream? Why can't you tickle yourself?

Over 300 wacky but informative answers fill the pages, grouped under themes of Customs, Holidays, Superstitions, Food, The Opposite Sex, and more!

About the Authors

Marg Meikle

MARG MEIKLE's knack for finding answers led to a widely appreciated stint on CBC Radio as "The Answer Lady". She further demonstrated her skills by writing several books of non-fiction, including three for children: You Asked for It!, Funny You Should Ask Me and Ask Me Anything! For her efforts, she has been awarded both the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards.

Marg was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as a young mother, at the age of 41. In 2001 she held the first Porridge for Parkinson’s Breakfast in Vancouver. Through Marg’s efforts, this event mushroomed and inspired similar breakfast events across the country, which continue to this day. By the time of her death of complications from the disease in December, 2013, at the age of 57, the event and matching donations had raised 1.6 million dollars for Parkinson’s research.

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Tina Holdcroft is the illustrator of dozens of picture books including Old MacDonald Had Her Farm and What the Snakes Wrote. When she isn't out sailing the world, she lives in Toronto.

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Marg Meikle's knack for finding answers led to a widely appreciated stint on CBC Radio as "The Answer Lady". She further demonstrated her skills by writing several books of non-fiction, including three for children: You Asked for It!, Funny You Should Ask Me and Ask Me Anything!.

For her efforts, she has been awarded both the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards. In addition to her writing, Marg has created a hugely successful fundraiser for the Parkinson's Society, raising over $30,000 annually with her Porridge for Parkinson's event. She lives in Vancouver, BC with with her family.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice)
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Winner, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)

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How Much Does Your Head Weigh? The Big Fat Book of Facts

Former CBC Radio host Marg Meikle provides wacky, but informative, answers to more than 300 questions such as “Why is 13 unlucky? Why is it called a funny bone? Why can’t you tickle yourself?” Originally published by Scholastic Canada as three individual books — Funny You Should Ask in 1998 (Our Choice 1999/2000), You Asked for It! in 2000 (Our Choice 2001) and Ask Me Anything! in 2004 (Our Choice 2005).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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