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Weird but True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts
     

Weird but True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts

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by National Geographic Kids, Jonathan Halling (Illustrator)
 
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.

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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.

National Geographic Kids is the nation’s largest magazine for children, with more than 1.3 million subscribers and 5 million readers. The brand is rapidly gaining traction in the book market, with the huge success of National Geographic Readers and the National Geographic Kids Almanac. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
Fascinating facts, illustrated with beautiful National Geographic full-color photos and enhanced by lively colors and graphic design, make this an appealing coffee-table book for the younger set. What child does not like to regale others with such information as "Rhinoceroses don't sweat" and "The odds that an average golfer will make a hole in one during a game as 1 in 12,000"? If you have always wanted to know how many people are born every day, how many two-inch sticky notes it would take to circle the globe, or how many flowers bees have to visit to make an average jar of honey, this is the place to look. Many of the facts deal with animals, and other frequent topics include outer space, technology, food, and the human body, though there is no attempt to organize the material. There is an index, but no citations, unfortunately. Great fun for browsing, though, as this is an attractive volume filled with entertaining trivia. Sequel to Weird But True! 300 Outrageous Facts. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426306884
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
156,954
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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Weird but True! 2: 300 Outrageous Facts 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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lisamw123 More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves these, she read it in just two days, every second she could after school, and she remembers many of them.  Highly recommend!
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agapegrace More than 1 year ago
This book is like a coffee-table, gift-book type item for kids. Each page has gorgeous pictures and interesting text placement - a perfect work of art. It's a book that, for some reason, has me thinking about my ADD and ADHD students. I typically encourage students to borrow from my classroom library after finishing an assignment early, and the attention span of some of my students is quite short. I envision these short, little snippets as being a favorite haunt of the book-browser (aka a kid who grabs a book, flips through it while hopefully reading some of it, and then goes for the next one). Ideally, I would love for every student to be a book-nerd like me, but that's not going to happen. Hopefully this book will sneak in a little fluency and vocabulary development while the beautiful, graphic quality has a them engaged and entertained.