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How to Hold a Crocodile

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Practical instructions for off-beat objectives.How to Hold a Crocodile is an illustrated and fun-to-read guide to the practical information that is not taught in school. This book is jammed full of simple instructions for many situations in life. Need to roast an ox? Repel cavalry? Tie a bow tie? All instructions are here, clear, concise, and fully illustrated.
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Hardcover, 196 pages
Published September 6th 2003 by Firefly Books (first published 1981)
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Matthew
Sep 20, 2010 Matthew rated it it was amazing
I received this book for my birthday some years back and I loved it. How to Hold a Crocodile was a very useful book when it came to figuring out clever things to do when you're bored. This book taught me everything from growing and caring for bonsai trees to learning morse code to getting a full grown pear into a bottle. This book is great for those rainy days when you are so bored you feel like watching the WATCHING THE PAINT DRY CHANNEL on TV.
Lisa
Dec 29, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can remember from my childhood, me and my sister would try out the experiments and what not from this book. Note to readers: don't try to make the pasta... it doesn't come out tasting too well! Ha! But I still learned the letters in sign language from the book, amongst other things! Brings back a lot of quirky memories!
Jaindoh
Dec 17, 2014 Jaindoh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having rediscovered this book in my bookcase I have already found two things I wondered out loud about in the last few months (how to calculate compound interest, and how to make a moccasin). Cool!
My brother got this book as a birthday present when we were kids, and I confiscated it....
Great present for kids.
HeavyReader
Jun 20, 2007 HeavyReader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people with questions
Shelves: how-to
This is a cool and fun book with instructions for all kinds of whimsical things, like how to hold that crocodile in the title and how to play differnt board games from around the world and how to dry herbs.

I like to read it when I can't concentrate long enough to follow any kind of plot.
Rebecca
Jun 09, 2009 Rebecca marked it as to-read
Shelves: nonfiction
Does my sister Laura still read my updates? Because this book tells you how to dance the hora. I should study it before we go to any parties. ;)
Erin
Jul 28, 2011 Erin rated it it was amazing
This book holds infomation that will burst your mind! How to magnitize a walnut, instructions on making moccasins, and much more!
Jim
Apr 21, 2012 Jim rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
if i were ten to twelve years old this is the book i'd want for my birthday
Lafcadio
Jul 30, 2007 Lafcadio rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: the British Parliament
Recommended to Lafcadio by: Richard
Effin' briliant, I tell you.
Ratforce
Apr 24, 2013 Ratforce added it
Shelves: nonfiction, humor
This fun book of tips and trivia is filled with useless information, from how to make a paper hat to how to ride an ostrich.
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