National Geographic “Weird But True” Book Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
March 18, 2010
197 Comments
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I grew up with National Geographic magazines and loved the pictures in them! I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the new National Geographic Kids book entitled, Weird But TrueIt was filled with fun pictures and a bunch of interesting facts that even I didn’t know about.  My boys love having us read the book to them and looking through the book themselves at the different pictures.

This book is so much fun and full of true facts that readers of National Geographic Kids love!  Weird But True is based on the popular magazine, which is full of fun facts, including:

  • Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond?
  • The world’s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old?
  • The world’s longest soap bubble was as long as four school buses?
  • On Neptune, the wind blows up to 1,243 miles an hour?
  • An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball?

The book includes fun sections, such as Animals Superpowers, Chills and Thrills, Eat or Be Eaten, Mini and Mega, Wild and Crazy, and much more! Weird But True retails for $6.95, so it’s super affordable!  The book is ideal for ages 6 and up, even though my 4 year old and 2 year old loved looking at the pictures.  It is a softcover book with 208 pages, measures 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, and was published in 2009.

MY THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed this little book and loved the fun facts presented in it.  I also loved the pictures throughout it, as did my kids.  A few of my favorite facts include “Girls have more taste buds than boys do;” “The tallest known snowman was higher than a 12-story building;” “The founders of the Mattel Toy Company named two dolls after their children: Ken and Barbie;” and “A hundred-year-old chocolate bar sold for nearly $700.”  There are so many fun facts in here.  I think I may have enjoyed it more than my kids!

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This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program for National Geographic, who supplied the book  for review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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