Synopses & Reviews
It all started when a group of mad-scientist-type plumbers asked Uncle John a question, "Why should computers have the only worldwide network?" His answer: "They shouldnt!" So Uncle John put together a top-secret plumbing team to link together all the world's sewer lines and create...Presto flusho!...the Interpipe! Then he found a world-famous puzzle master to create 96 pages of interactive Interpipe adventures. With one flush of a turbo-charged toilet, a player can travel the world from Walla Walla to Katmandu, Transylvania to Timbuktu. But wait! It gets even better! Set the floater ball and flapper just right and toilet travelers can swirl backward in time. Best of all, travelers don't have to go down the toilet alone. A charming rat named Dwayne hosts each iFlush Swimming in Science
- As they flush their way through the Interpipe, players must solve puzzles to go from page to page.
- Puzzle solutions lead readers back and forth through the book, so that every time they open Uncle John's iFlush Swimming in Science, it's an all-new adventure!
- Every page is packed with the kind of fantastic factoids readers expect from books in Uncle John's Bathroom Readers FOR KIDS ONLY series.
"Prepare to dive into the greatest toilet-themed adventure ever devised by a group of mad-scientist-type plumbers and hosted by a bedraggled yet charming rat named Dwayne. Thats me."
from the book
The iFlush lid is open--so jump in for dozens of puzzles, laughs, and weird adventures. I love this book! So much fun, its SCARY!” -- R.L. STINE, Goosebumps
and Fear Street
iFlush: Swimming in Science does for science what iFlush: Hurtling Thru History does for history. If that makes any sense to you whatsoever, youre the perfect customer for these books!” -- JOHN FICARRA, MAD magazine editor
Cool, fun and visually engaging. Good puzzles for all ages.” -- WILL SHORTZ, The New York Times crossword puzzle editor, NPR puzzle master
About the Author
is a cartoonist, professional puzzle maker, and author of over 250 books, including 50 puzzle books. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times crossword, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and the World Puzzle Championship. Six of his Times crosswords appear in Will Shortz Picks His Favorite Puzzles
, the most of any puzzle constructor. Merrell's other books include Bird Brainteaser
, Fowl Play
, Monster Mazes
, and Spooky, Silly Halloween Puzzles
. He lives in Mt. Vernon, New York.