9th October 2017 by - No comments

We live in an era where technology leads most of our lives. It is an era where bloggers, you tubers and technological wizards can sway our thoughts and influence our opinions.

Just the other day we attended The Wembley Cup with my boys. A football match where the main players were football youtubers with a few football legends. You should have seen the thousands of kids, they went crazy over these youtubers, that my husband hardly knew. Yes we are getting old, but it is definately a sign of the times.

The Book –

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Why does breaking up make your heart hurt?

Why canโ€™t horses vomit?

From YouTube superstar, TV presenter, model and fact-obsessive over-sharer Jim Chapman comes a hilarious userโ€™s guide to the universe.
In 147 Things, Jim takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the best bits of everything, from the mind-blowing to the ridiculous. As with his videos, no subject is off-limits and heโ€™ll lift the lid on his life and his relationships, sharing embarrassing stories and things heโ€™s learned along the way.
If youโ€™ve ever felt weirded out by the fact that weโ€™re seven billion (mostly) hairless apes spinning around a giant ball of flaming gas, or that we all begin as tiny humans inside our mothers, or that many of us keep slightly less-dangerous forms of wolves in our homes, then you need this book in your life.
Jim will inspire you with his facts about the sheer unlikelihood of us all being here and equip you to feel just a little less overwhelmed by the small stuff.

Verdict –

I have found that it is very difficult to buy gifts for pre teen boys, so the ages of 10-16. They are slightly too old for regular toys, computer orientated games are very overpriced, clothes will not be cool enough as gifts, but books are a winner – the mums will be happy for sure, but to make the birthday boy happy you need to pick a topic that is hip & trendy, as well as appropriate.

Now a word of warning, this book will definately be loved by a boy 10-16 years of age, but there are some words which some may find inappropriate. For example, my ten year old son was very quick to point out the word โ€˜penisโ€™ on the first page. But if you are like me, I feel kids need to learn things and not be overdramatised by them. This is life after all.

My sons favourite thing was โ€œ9 – Every other species is fine being naked, so why do we where clothesโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So a very fun book! My 10year old enjoyed it and finds it super cool that one of his favourite youtubers has a book out! It is also educational! I found out lots of fun facts!

Interesting, cool, fun & definate to be a hit if given as a gift! Put it on your Christmas list if you are lost on what to buy your pre teens.

Available now to purchase on Amazon & all major bookshops! Was published on October 5th.

In the meantime find out more about the author Jim Chapman –

Jim Chapmanโ€™s channel –


Link to purchase the book –


Link to audio book with exclusive Q&A with Jim –

Happy reading! xxx

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