Nat Geo Kids: Weird but True Sports Review

Weird but True Sports Overview: Everything has its weird side — even sports! Add wacky stats, facts, and stories to your arsenal of spots trivia with this new slam-dunk addition to the very popular Weird but True series! With the Olympics on the way, discover tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of sports! So step up to the plate to get 300 ALL-NEW amazing facts plus photos.

Weird But True Sports

Weird but True Sports Review

National Geographic Kids Weird but True Sports definitely gets the seal of approval in this household. Not only did it entertain the child in the family, but it was a hit with the adults too! It’s stuffed with facts, filled with pictures, and formatted so that each page is attention-grabbing. The facts vary greatly. There’s a bit of the absurd in the custard throwing contest, pole-sitting competition, glacier racing, etc.  For the serious (but little known) facts to offset them,they have stuff like the fact that divers use a bubbler machine to ‘soften the water’. There’s also animal sport facts that totally had the kiddo and myself grabbing my phone so we could look stuff like the Pig Olympics up.

It was so fascinating for my child that she made it halfway through the book before her attention wandered! Parents of the 5 to 7 age range can understand exactly how rare that is.  Almost all the information was new to her, and it was fun to discover it together. Weird but True Sports perfectly nails how to be informative and entertaining at the same time. It’s a book that kids can pick up and browse at any time. The set-up means there will be things for them to discover time and time again.  It’s the perfect size and length, so I’d definitely recommend picking it up. Especially with the Olympics not too far away. What better way to get your kid excited and interested in what will be going on?

Weird but True Sports is available on Amazon.

5 Star Rated Weird but True Sports Review

Title: Weird but True Sports | Series: Weird but True | Publisher: National Geographic Kids | Pub. Date: 2016-5-17 | Pages: 208 | ISBN13: 9781426324680 | Genre: Children’s Nonfiction | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-7-29 | Source: Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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