Learning is fun and kids love to learn when things are gross. National Geographic combined learning, grossness, fun, science, and books into two must have, fact-filled books that are perfect for middle graders (ages 8 to 12). 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) and That’s Gross: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor are two books that contain amazing photos and incredible topics designed to teach and entertain at the same time.
About the Books:
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!
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As a former educator I think it is important for my girls to learn about the world around them. While this book is designed for older kids I had no problem letting my girls look at the photos in the book. Some of the content was too mature for them, but I was able to paraphrase and scale the content back so it was age appropriate. These books captured my girls’ attention with the bright, unusual, and gross photos.
We are so pleased that one of our lucky readers is going to receive one copy of 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) and one copy of That’s Gross: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor!
Both of these books are excellent ways to keep kids reading, entertained and engaged .
You can purchase 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) and That’s Gross!: Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor (National Geographic Kids) on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble, and through Indie Bound.
Number of Winners: 1
Giveaway End Date: October 08, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Eligibility: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada
Random Selection: One winner will randomly be chosen and will be notified via email. He/she will have 24 hours to respond to that email or another winner will be chosen.
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