"Washing Adam's Jeans" and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Social Studies Facts

From the Series Adventures in Memory ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Need a sure-fire way to memorize everything you need to know for your next social studies test? Brian P. Cleary can help! He’s made up acronyms, poems, riddles, songs, raps, and more to help those slippery social studies facts stick in your skull. And better yet, this book will give you ideas for how you can create your very own painless memory tricks.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
BISACS JNF025000, JNF055000, JNF052000
Dewey 300.71
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 850
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents


School Library Journal

“In the introduction, Cleary defines ‘mnemonic’ and gives a few examples. Using songs, captions, sentences, poems, and numbers to aid in memorizing are all demonstrated.” —School Library Journal

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: J. P. Sandy

J. P. Sandy has been creating cartoons and humorous illustrations for newspapers, magazines, and greeting cards for over 25 years. Working alongside best-selling author Brian Cleary, Mr. Sandy has illustrated the Adventures in Memory™ series, Rhyme and PUNishment, and The Laugh Stand. Mr. Sandy and his wife have two sons and a dog and live in Rocky River, Ohio.