skip to content
Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"New York Times" bestselling author and all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: FAQs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Jennings
ISBN: 9781451656251 1451656254 9781451656275 1451656270 9781476706962 1476706964
OCLC Number: 779265950
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: "If you break your leg, don't come running to me!" : (spring and summer) --
"Put on a sweater, I'm cold!" : (autumn and winter) --
"Don't make me get the other thermometer!" : (sickness unto barf) --
"Don't pick at that!" : (bumps and bruises) --
"Look both ways before you cross the street!" : (grievous bodily harm) --
"You don't know where that's been!" : (things not to put in your mouth) --
"You'll eat it and you'll like it!" : (mealtime misinformation) --
"Finish your milk!" : (and other drinking problems) --
"I told you to go before we left the house" : (bathroom badgering) --
"Your face will freeze like that!" : (looks and grooming) --
"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye!" : (vision and supervision) --
"Don't let the bedbugs bite!" : (the science of sleep) --
"This room is a pigsty!" : (kids and other animals) --
"Quit eating the paste!" : (school days) --
"Kids these days!" : (technology and modern life) --
"Well, life isn't fair!" : (the motivational mom) --
"What if your friends all jumped off a cliff?" : (the awkward age).
Responsibility: Ken Jennings.

Abstract:

"New York Times" bestselling author and all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Ken Jennings reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children." * Parade * "Jennings examines dozens of parental warnings, scoring their veracity against the most up-to-date Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/779265950> # Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "779265950" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/992678> ; # Large type books
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/885285> ; # Curiosities and wonders
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1085701> ; # Questions and answers
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/031.02/e23/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st Scribner hardcover ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:LargePrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/51109783> ; # Ken Jennings
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description ""New York Times" bestselling author and all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about."@en ;
    schema:description ""If you break your leg, don't come running to me!" : (spring and summer) -- "Put on a sweater, I'm cold!" : (autumn and winter) -- "Don't make me get the other thermometer!" : (sickness unto barf) -- "Don't pick at that!" : (bumps and bruises) -- "Look both ways before you cross the street!" : (grievous bodily harm) -- "You don't know where that's been!" : (things not to put in your mouth) -- "You'll eat it and you'll like it!" : (mealtime misinformation) -- "Finish your milk!" : (and other drinking problems) -- "I told you to go before we left the house" : (bathroom badgering) -- "Your face will freeze like that!" : (looks and grooming) -- "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye!" : (vision and supervision) -- "Don't let the bedbugs bite!" : (the science of sleep) -- "This room is a pigsty!" : (kids and other animals) -- "Quit eating the paste!" : (school days) -- "Kids these days!" : (technology and modern life) -- "Well, life isn't fair!" : (the motivational mom) -- "What if your friends all jumped off a cliff?" : (the awkward age)."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1182468599> ;
    schema:genre "FAQs"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids"@en ;
    schema:productID "779265950" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/779265950#PublicationEvent/new_york_scribner_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1182468599#Agent/scribner> ; # Scribner
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781476706962> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781451656275> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781451656251> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/779265950> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1085701> # Questions and answers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Questions and answers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/885285> # Curiosities and wonders
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Curiosities and wonders"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/992678> # Large type books
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Large type books"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51109783> # Ken Jennings
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1974" ;
    schema:familyName "Jennings" ;
    schema:givenName "Ken" ;
    schema:name "Ken Jennings" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781451656251>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1451656254" ;
    schema:isbn "9781451656251" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781451656275>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1451656270" ;
    schema:isbn "9781451656275" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781476706962>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1476706964" ;
    schema:isbn "9781476706962" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/779265950>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/779265950> ; # Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids
    schema:dateModified "2018-04-03" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.