Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kid Konnection: National Geographic Kids Gift Books

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you two fun books that are perfect gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

Summary: Even Christmas can be weird -- it's true! Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with wacky facts, stats, tidbits, and traditions about the most wonderful time of the year. Did you know that Santa's reindeer are probably all female? Or that artificial snow can be made from seaweed? Or that "Jingle Bells" was the first Christmas carol sung in space? Every kid will ho ho ho when they unwrap this fun and festive little gift book, perfect for stocking stuffers or under the tree. -- National Geographic Kids

WEIRD BUT TRUE! CHRISTMAS: 300 FESTIVE FACTS TO LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS is great book for kids who are interested in learning more about the holidays! This softcover book comes in at over 200 pages, and it's chock full of fun facts about Christmas.

I think this little book is just adorable. I honestly learned quite a bit from this book, and I'm certain curious kids will too. There are some interesting facts as well as some pretty strange ones, but they all focus on the holiday season. For example, did you know that there is an 18 mile frozen stretch in British Columbia, Canada, that is the longest ice-skating trail on Earth? Or did you know that bakers in Norway made a 1,435 round gingerbread man?

As you can see, there are some interesting fun facts in this book; however, I think the photos and other graphics really make this book appealing. National Geographic Kids are known for fantastic photographs, and this book is no exception. There is also a wide variety of colorful fonts to make each page inviting... and loads of fun!

I highly recommend WEIRD BUT TRUE! CHRISTMAS to entertain your kids this holiday season!

Summary: Can't get enough hilarious jokes from National Geographic Kids? Never fear! With this brand-new bigger, better Just Joking book, you'll get loads of laughs to keep you ROFL and to share with friends and family. It's jam-packed with 1,000 jokes, including knock-knocks, puns, riddles, and tongue twisters, plus more than 1,000 photos of cool animals, silly situations, and more! Get hundreds of fun facts about all the coolest creatures and some of the craziest info about the history of funny business. It's the right formula for laughing, learning, and maybe even launching your stand-up comedy career! -- National Geographic Kids

Boy oh boy! I'm not sure that I'm going to share JUST JOKING JUMBO: 1,000 GIANT JOKES & 1,000 FUNNY PHOTOS ADD UP TO BIG LAUGHS with Booking Son. This big old book has loads of funny jokes and photos, and I'm sure my kid would love to share them with me... all the time... and then laugh out loud with that fake laugh!

But seriously, JUST JOKING JUMBO is perfect for the budding comedian in your life! There are almost 300 pages in this softcover book with 1,000 jokes. You will recognize many long-time favorites like knock-knock jokes, puns (our favorite!), and riddles, but there are also tongue twisters and laughable lists.

I will admit that some of the jokes are downright corny. But what'd you expect from a kids' jumbo joke book? For example, what was the name of the Egyptian ruler who always felt gassy? King Toot! Here's another one. What did the small green fruit say after it was put in a pickle jar? "I guess olive."

One of my favorite things about JUST JOKING JUMBO is that there are amazing full-color photos in this book -- over 1,000 if you can believe it. There are also funny facts about animals and even a little bit about this history of comedy. This book truly is a must-have for kids who love to make others laugh!

Thanks to Media Masters for providing review copies of these books.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Beth F said...

I love those National Geo books!

bermudaonion said...

I loved Weird But True!: Christmas and am reading the joke book now.

Stacie said...

I have these books too and can't wait to check them out! National Geographic never disappoints.