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Saturday 29 January 2011

Review: Homework for Grown-ups

Okay, adults, listen up.

School will soon be back and - admit it - you're not really prepared, are you?

Oh, you think you are? Well, try this quick quiz.

How many lines does a sonnet have?
What is the square root of 4356?
List the five essential nutrients the human body requires.
When was the Battle of Waterloo?
What are bones mainly made of?
What is the capital of Tanzania?
Who is the ancient Greek goddess of war?

That's right, adults, this is the book of everything you learnt at school... and then forgot.

The school year will soon be starting once again, and you don't want to face another year of not being able to help your children with their homework - am I correct? This reference book will be your handy way of having all those details at your fingertips, to study before the questions begin, and to quickly check when they do start.

With the subjects of English, Mathematics, Home Economics, History (are you being transported back to the classroom yet?), Science, Religious Education, Geography, Classics, Physical Education and Art, all with test questions included, this is the ultimate guide to schooling.

So, adults - get studying!

Title: Homework for Grown-ups
Author: E. Foley and B. Coates
Publisher: Random House, $29.95 RRP
Publication Date: November 2010
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781741668810
For ages: Parents
Type: Adult reference

This book is available online