NG Kids Ultimate Weird but True: 1,000 Wild & Wacky Facts and Photos

NG Kids Ultimate Weird but True: 1,000 Wild & Wacky Facts and Photos

by National Geographic

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Overview

Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there’s a car that drives underwater?
 
This supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, Ultimate Weird But True is packed 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun.
 
Flip through these boldly-designed pages and you’ll find hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. You’ll discover:
·       A real-life Spider-Man man who scales skyscrapers with his bare hands
·       A fish that plays soccer
·       A $150,000 diamond-studded cupcake
·       A man who makes himself invisible
·       An upside-down house
·       A hotel shaped like a giant beagle
·       Tornadoes of fire
·       A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog’s back
·       A dog that can read
·       A motorcycle shaped like hamburger
·       A 13-foot-tall pink poodle
·       Millions of red crabs
·       A white alligator
·       A robot that can do your grocery shopping, and much more…
·       Plus, cool illustrations, and "Ultimate Secret Revealed" features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it’s possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426308956
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Series: National Geographic Kids
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 657,309
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

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Ultimate Weird but True: 1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts, Plus Amazing Photos! 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
TexRogers More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome and great for kids that like facts about lots of stuff! It shows them what happens in real life and has GREAT science information. Great for that quick read when waiting to go out with parents or waiting for a ride. I loved the book.
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
Bought a couple of books for my children last week, and NG Kids was one of them. would recommend
jeannieAnn More than 1 year ago
Terrific book all round - Grandson told me it was the best information book he has ever had.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it for my nephew who loves to "be in the know" and it was a big hit!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first grader loves this book.  Great photos and interesting facts.  It is educational and fun so it holds her interest and mine!
nanaoftwo More than 1 year ago
Loves these types of books and ao happy to get this for his birthday
Locura More than 1 year ago
This book was a gift for my smart 2nd grader. It can be a little hard to get him to read, but the bright pictures, the interesting facts, everything combines to absorb this kid. In fact, I gave it to him for his birthday, and it was the one gift ALL the kids were gathered around! Later, it was the parents reading it!
dd69 More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old daughter just loves this book. She gets the Kids National Geographic magazine and this is the first section she goes to when it comes in. To have them all in one book is great and lots of fun for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my 8-year-old niece for Christmas. She spent the next hour pouring over it with her 13-year-old cousin, despite the festivities that continued around them. They both loved it! The paper is of high quality, as are the printing, graphics and photos. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago