If you frequent this blog, you probably know that we are huge fans of National Geographic Kids. They have certainly mastered the art of making learning fun. We received copies of two awesomely gross books by National Geographic Kids to review: 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) and That’s Gross: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor. I actually already had a copy of That’s Gross which I brought home from BlogHer over the summer, so I can’t wait to donate this one to our library. The books are so fantastic that even a child who doesn’t like to read will have difficulty putting one of these books down. They won’t even realize that they are actually learning about science, history, the animal kingdom and the human body!
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)
This book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies and wacky words. A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.
That’s Gross: Icky Facts that Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor
This book is to be read at your own risk! Bringing together the slimiest, smelliest, and stickiest topics imaginable, That’s Gross is chock-full of foul facts that are guaranteed to make your stomach churn. Each chapter is packed with icky information, wacky and colorful pictures, and sickening sidebars that will make you say “That’s Gross!” Kids should hold on to your stomach while they explore the world of barf, bugs, boogers, and other things parents won’t like.:) With lively and humorous prose, high-interest subjects, and truly disgusting photos, this book will have kids glued to the page while they learn the facts, history and scientific details of “eww”. Kids will be so captivated by the gross-out factor that they won’t even realize how much they’re learning. They might even discover that these skin-crawling truths are just a part of everyday life!
National Geographic Kids
We simply LOVE these books and know you will too! These two must-have, fact-filled books are perfect for middle graders (ages 8-12) and we are happy to be giving a copy of each book away to one of our lucky readers. The winner in the US or Canada will receive 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) and one copy of That’s Gross: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor (ARV $32.90).