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Weird But True 3!: 300 Outrageous Facts Paperback – 15 Jul 2011
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This is quite fun. Too many american only references like baseball etc. I thought this book would give a bit of information behind the facts but it is literally 300 facts. Large print with matching pictures but a single sentence for each one.
This will keep him interested on the plane for 20 minutes but that's probably about it. Not really a coffee table book. Also worth mentioning that this book is about the dimensions of a CD box (but 3 times as thick). I was expecting something a lot bigger.
The book is published in similar manner to National Geographic magazine itself with soft cover but it seems to be quite sturdy. It is colourful, beautifully illustrated and easy to read.
And even before you learn all the facts from this book it makes you want to buy all other publications from the series.
Did you know that rat's can't burp or that that diamonds are billions of years old?
The book is small, 6"x6" paperback. The facts are easy to digest and the illustrations are pretty good. There are however a few Americanisms, this is down to the fact that the National Geographic is an American publication. That can be forgiven though it would be nice to see a full UK version.
If you didn't know that a meteorite once hit a postbox in the US then get reading, it might win you a prize in your local pub quiz.
This is a fun book packed with fun facts and good value at this price.
Unlike other similar National Geographic books such as NGK Infopedia 2012 (National Geographic), this books gives you nothing more than the brief fact. There is no other background or explanation to the fact and therefore it really doesn't provide any learning.
I got this for my 9yr old son and he read through the whole book in less than an hour. He's quoted some of the facts but it hasn't held his interest.
The book itself is high quality and glossy albeit without the stunning photographs you might expect from National Geographic.
The only downside was that some of the facts were so interesting that we'd have quite liked to find out more about them, but you get a one sentence fact and no further information - a wee internet link for those who wanted to follow up further would have been a welcome addition.
Kept them highly amused for an hour and they still pick up the book from time to time to re-absorb some fact they may have overlooked or forgotten.
Good value, money well spent.
I know this isn't a novel, but just seeing him carrying this book round the house reading facts out to everyone was a real joy.
Here is what he wrote:
Wierd but true book 3 is a great and colourful book to read , easy to read and suitable for any age this book has 300 facts in it
some facts are incredable strange e.g A group of birds are called a squabble. But my favourite one is Eagles can swim if they
are bald. after reading one book you cant wait to read the others, like me. WARNING: you can get preety freaked out by some
of the facts.
I asked my 20 yr old daughter did she like it and she said it was probably aimed at an age range of 8 to 11 yrs of age.
The facts are good and it is very colourful/colorful but I think it could have been done more creatively. For example, 'Some moths drink the tears of elephants.' is a great fact. We have the writing + 1 tear - which is pathetic. There is more scope to create a beautiful image here but it has been missed. Or perhaps I am missing something. My wife thinks my brain is 100% water, but I showed her in this book that the human brain is about three quarters water. Assuming I have a human brain of course.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was bought as a gift for my 12 year old child. It can be 'devoured' really quickly as it is just a list of facts, but it is presented well. Read morePublished on 22 April 2012 by JRB
Lots of fun facts which the whole family enjoyed. The book itself is a great size for small hands to hold and the photos and illustrations all add to the enjoyment. Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2011 by Mrs. F. Huxley
This is one of them books that will be taken down from the shelves and browsed whenever I need to lift my spirits. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2011 by JackMartin
This is an odd little book which just screams facts at you in various fonts and colours. It always seems to be on the floor in my boys' bedroom so they must like it. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2011 by robotfish
I have been reading this with my 8 year old daughter. She has read it whilst travelling on holiday.The book is quite small in size so can easily be carried about. Read morePublished on 14 Aug. 2011 by Amazon Customer