Dad of Divas' Reviews: National Geographic Kids: Weird But True

Monday, September 20, 2010

National Geographic Kids: Weird But True

About The Book
Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas? That meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth about once a month? Kids will devour more than 300 wacky facts in Weird but True! 2—the second installment in a lively new spin-off series from the award-winning National Geographic Kids magazine.

Straight from the pages of the magazine's top-scoring feature, this little book is chock-full of tremendous fun. It's packed with even more of the wild-n-wacky facts, whimsical designs, and all-out reading fun that made the first Weird but True volume an early success.

This book's compact size makes it easy to handle and fun to browse. Eye-popping photos and bold, colorful graphics nab kids' attention and entice them to read. Brain-bending facts cover a broad range of topics, from science to foods to pop culture and just about everything else under the sun. Kids will have so much fun that they won't even realize they're learning.
My Take on the Book

This delightful book will not only help your child to learn some fun facts about their world, but I believe adults will enjoy it also.

To me this a book the entire family will like to read.

The book is set up with short snippets of information on each page. Some pages have one fact and other pages have several facts. It is easy to read ,and I found I wanted to read the entire 300 facts in one sitting.

This book could easily become a springboard for you and your child to search out other amazing, little known facts that you could share with others.

I would like to give you a sampling of the book's contents.
  • Animals that lay eggs do not have belly buttons.

  • The average dreams lasts 20 minutes.

  • Men get hiccups more often than women.

  • Snow leopards cannot roar.

  • If the longest blue whale could stand on its tail, it would be as tall as a ten story building.

  • Some butterflies have ears on their wings.

  • Chewing gum makes your heart beat faster.

  • The first e-mail was sent in 1971.

  • Mt. Everest grows 1/8 of an inch each year.

  • Russia is only two miles from Alaska.
This is just a small sample. Just think about all the conversations you can begin, using this book.

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