Mitchell Symons

25 children’s books by the writer

Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning column for the Sunday Express.

7-9 years

Why Do Farts Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Mitchell Symons

Why Do Farts Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

EVER WONDERED ...Why we burp? What a wotsit is? Whether lemmings really jump off cliffs? Why vomit always contains carrots? And why do farts smell like rotten eggs? No subject is too strange and no trivia too tough for Mitchell ...

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7-9 years

Do Igloos Have Loos?

Mitchell Symons

Do Igloos Have Loos?

Ever wondered ...Why are slugs so slimy? Why does your skin go wrinkly in the bath? How clever is your right foot? What is the best thing to do if you fall into quicksand? And do igloos have loos? Mitchell ...

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9-11 years

Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales

Mitchell Symons

Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales

From bestselling revolting reference expert Mitchell Symons comes this wickedly funny modern take on Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses. Meet a true rogue's gallery of horrid kids who hit the skids. Callum: who was a dreadful bully until he ...

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7-9 years

Don't Wipe Your Bum with a Hedgehog

Mitchell Symons

Don't Wipe Your Bum with a Hedgehog

A collection of wise and wacky words of advice, from the bestselling and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts-winning Mitchell Symons. From the marvellous mind of Mitchell Symons comes such gems of wisdom as: you can't trust a ...

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7-9 years

That's So Gross!: Animals

Mitchell Symons

That's So Gross!: Animals

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE...Arm yourself with the answers to top trivia such as: Why are porcupines so pongy? Why do angry monkeys fling their poo at each other? Why do ostriches pee on their own legs? Includes ...

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7-9 years

On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!

Mitchell Symons

On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!

Mitchell Symons has stats and stories to entertain and amaze you! Did the Olympians really compete in the buff? Which striker's shorts fell down when he was taking a penalty? Which sport consists of running while juggling? Which football ...

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7-9 years

Why Does Ear Wax Taste So Gross?

Mitchell Symons

Why Does Ear Wax Taste So Gross?

DID YOU KNOW? Stinky ear wax has been hanging around in the ear canal for nearly a month before it is 'pickable'! Humans share a third of their DNA with lettuce. Cockroaches fart every fifteen minutes. Giraffes never kneel. The ...

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