Can Rats Swim from Sewers Into Toilets?: And Other Questions about Your Home

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Lerner Publications, Aug 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Explore whether there's a factual basis for beliefs and sayings about baking, cooking, cleaning, and things related to the house and home. Readers will explore questions such as: Will a potato really explode if you don't poke holes in it before you bake it?; Is it true that a watched pot never boils?; Does washing dishes by hand really save water?

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Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Alison Behnke had the good fortune to live in Rome, Italy, for three years while in grade school. Not only did this move expand her horizons enormously and introduce her to one of the world's best and most beautiful cities, but it provided her with a wealth of writing material. Even before her Roman holiday, however, Alison knew that she wanted to be an author--a desire which, according to her parents, she first voiced around age six. Good teachers, avid reading, and a children's librarian for a mother all fed the fire. Alison went on to take a degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing, and at present count she has written more than thirty books. Alison lives in Minneapolis, and when she's neither reading nor writing, she spends her time on pursuits including photography, travel, and striving to make the perfect espresso.

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