THE FAMILY FORMULA BOOK by Cicely Nichols

THE FAMILY FORMULA BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An assemblage of economical Heloise-type shortcuts and consultable lists for the home. You can learn how to cure hiccups, grow fenugreek, or clean narrow-necked bottles brushlessly. Also, which Kellogg's cereal has 56 percent sugar, what p.r.n. means on a prescription, and which sports activities use up the most calories. And how to psyche out bedbugs, repel nematodes, or disinfect a swimming pool. All this information is given in the briefest possible way--no explanations of why they work or what is happening, just one item after another, arranged in seven broad sections, aiming for simplicity and low-budget appeal. Many are no more than flimsy notations (""Catnip: This is a good pest repellent"") while others are lengthier and more precise. Overall, though, it's just another formula book that doesn't add up to much.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1978
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap