Saturday, January 6, 2018

Kid Konnection: Bet You Didn't Know!

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 a book that's sure to be a hit with curious kiddos!

Summary: Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that a litter of kittens is called a kindle? There's a lot to know and we bet you'll have fun learning these fun, far-out facts in the next super series from National Geographic Kids!

Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of cool categories, from astronomy and dinosaurs to revolutions and breakfast. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, Wacky World, and more. -- National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids has done it again! They've created another book that's both educational and fun, and it's called BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW!: FASCINATING, FAR-OUT, FUN-TASTIC FACTS. This hardcover book is oversized and that just means that it's full of interesting tidbits and amazing photographs!

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW! has almost 200 pages of information that will keep kids (and some adults!) entertained for hours. I have been enjoying this book so much, and I bet kids would even be more impressed with this collection of intriguing facts. This book is based on a favorite department in the Nat Geo Kids magazine, and it has hundreds of details, statistics, and fun facts.

The topics in this book cover such a wide range of categories including space, countries, animals, and food! And of course, the information is presented in such a fun way with lists, comparisons, and boxed descriptions. There are even some very strange fun facts included, so expect some laughter and even groans from your kids.

I'm not sure that I've conveyed just how much fun this book is to read. There is so much to capture a child's interest on each page because the information is presented in short sentences or paragraphs. The pages are also full of different fonts and colors, and the photographs are spectacular. (It is a National Geographic publication!)

I should probably give you a few examples of the types of fun-tactic facts included in this book. There is one page devoted to Frrr-ozen Facts to Chill You Out. (I think that one is especially appropriate this weekend.) One fact says: Melting glaciers and icebergs make a fizzy sound called "berry seltzer" or "ice sizzle." Another fun cold fact is: Nomads created ice skates made of bone at least 4,000 years ago.

There really isn't a drawback to this book... except your children might drive you crazy reading all of the fun facts to you! Seriously, I love BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW! and I'm sure kids will too! Highly recommended.

Thanks to Media Masters Publicity for providing a review copy of this book.

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!


Stacie said...

This sounds like one I'll enjoy reading and learning from as well!

bermudaonion said...

I loved this book and think every kid will too!

The Book Sage said...

I LOVE trivia. Do you know about You get a question every day with 4 choices. After you answer, they show you the percentage for each answer and give you a short story surrounding the correct answer. They also give you your monthly average and lifetime average. PLUS, each day you get 4 questions for something that happened this day in history. After each question, they give you a paragraph of explanation. Very cool.

In any case, they looks like a very cool book.

Karlie said...

Another one my guys would love!

Musicmicetro said...

Sounds like a great read. :)