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Make a Mummy, Shrink a Head: And Other Useful Skills

Make a Mummy, Shrink a Head: And Other Useful Skills

Fall 2011 Doing & Learning
Ages: 8 & Up
Author: Pat Murphy
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 978-0545346214
Hardcover Price: $19.99

This new Klutz book is filled with instructions that will teach you "useful skills" such as mummy-making and head-shrinking. Indiana Jones fans should take note. The first section, Dig Up Secrets, offers a game paired with the account of Bill Saturno, an archaeologist who discovered a 2,000-year-old Mayan mural. Another clever activity provides a "flashlight" that, when guided over the page, reveals secrets held in a cave illustration. Between the activities, there are facts about the history of caves, pyramids, and other spaces, along with information about the explorers (and animals!) who have entered them. Finishing all of the codebreaking, note-taking, mummy-making, and sarcophagus-building in this book will take a while, making this book a great investment - of time and money.

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