Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - 05:10:40

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Non-Fiction > Black Cats and April Fools. review

« The Book of General Ignorance reviewThe Book of General IgnoranceBreakfast, Lunch, Tea reviewBreakfast, Lunch, Tea »

Score: 8.8/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 1236 - Black Cats and April Fools.
Written by Harry Oliver

Black Cats and April Fools.
Price:
$29.95
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Bookwise Intl

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
Available Now in All Good Bookstores.

Black Cats and April Fools. product reviews

April Fools' Day:

Many of us play pranks and jokes on each other on the 1st April each year, but why? The idea came to Britain from France after 1 January was chosen by the French to replace 25 March as the first day of the year. Before this, it was customary for folks to give each other presents to celebrate the first day of the new year. The problem was that the old date of 25 March very often fell during holy week and, accordingly, the church insisted that the good times were put on hold until the first of April. Once the new year had been moved back to 1 January, it became common for French people to pay visits to their friends on 1 April to try and fool them into believing it was the first day of the new year. Of course those who fell for it really were fools, and the custom for making idiots out of unsuspecting or witless victims grew from this.

Eating Carrots Improves Your Night Vision - Half-Truth:

Carrots do contain vitamin A, which helps to maintain healthy vision, but they do not contain enough to make any significant difference. This tale started in the Second World War when the British spread a rumour that their plane spotters were eating carrots to give them improved vision, concealing the truth about the invention of radar.

Check out Bookwise Intl onlineClick here to see all the listings for Bookwise Intl Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account They do not have a Facebook page They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
-none-
Other listings you may be interested in:
Children's First CookbookChildren's First Cookbook
Rating: 9.0
DreamlandDreamland
Rating: 8.3
The UnQuietThe UnQuiet
Rating: 6.0
Missing TobyMissing TobyPrador MoonPrador Moon
Rating: 6.8
Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's CafePiggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig Goes to Dad's Cafe
Rating: 8.0
SUM - Forty Tales from the AfterlivesSUM - Forty Tales from the Afterlives
Rating: 9.1
The Void : 3 : The Evolutionary VoidThe Void : 3 : The Evolutionary Void
Rating: 10.0
Animorphs - 1 - The InvasionAnimorphs - 1 - The Invasion
Rating: 9.6
Horrible Histories Annual 2015Horrible Histories Annual 2015
Rating: 7.5
Heartside Bay #11 - Lovers and LosersHeartside Bay #11 - Lovers and Losers
Rating: 9.8
Horses of the Dawn #2: Star RiseHorses of the Dawn #2: Star Rise
Rating: 9.8
Kowhai KidsKowhai Kids
Rating: 9.6

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of diogenes

Review by: diogenes (Rob)
Dated: 19th of December, 2006

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 8.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
Interesting Facts:
Score 10 out of 10
Accuracy:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

I guess all of us have our superstitions that we hang onto, but few of us know, or have really thought, from where that superstition may have originated.
Oliver's book gives a lively account of the superstition and the history behind that superstition so one can clearly see the origin and sometimes the logic (if you can call it that) behind that superstition.
Clearly laid out in a number of chapters each relating to a different subject - from food to marriage, from birth to death it is easy for the reader to find the relevant chapter and explore the wise words therein, including variations of a theme from around the country and sometimes, other parts of the world.
In flowing narrative, fond descriptions and entertaining cartoons, the reader will become well-versed in the art of superstition.
Touch wood, this book will become a best-seller.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 6124: Year of the Griffin
Written by: Diana Wynne Jones

Product image for Year of the GriffinThe Year of the Griffin is the sequel to the Dark Lord of Derkholm, set in the same world several years after the abolition of commercial 'fantasy world' tourism from our world. Running a University for Wizards was never going to be easy. And with no money, no staff and no idea what he's doing, Wizard Corkoran is struggling. Especially when his students, handpicked from the wealthiest families around, turn out to be rather ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream