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

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. 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.


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