The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 1, 2013
Paperback: 224 pages
Age Range: 7-10
Publisher: Ripley’s Publishing (October 1, 2013)
What to expect: Fun facts, Crazy Stories, Animals, People
Once again, Ripley’s Publishing astonishes young readers with many intriguing facts and anecdotes—many of which are laugh-out-loud funny—in this second installment of the Fun Facts & Silly Stories series.
Fun Facts & Silly Stories 2 is targeted toward readers ages seven through ten. It captures their attention right from the bright yellow cover boasting adorable knitted jockeys that are racing pigs. The compact square shape and size of the book is also a bonus for this age group—it is easy to hold and equally as easy to toss into a backpack to share the fun with friends. The pages are filled with engaging photographs of everything from the bizarre (seriously ugly bugs close up) to the outrageous (twenty-one people squashed into a Mini car) to the adorable (seven baby pandas having a sleepover). The Ripley’s team has done a fine job making sure there is something to pique every child’s curiosity and humor. Big bold headings, speech bubbles and short bursts of text offer insight and background to the images and can quite often lead to a mini educational lesson when book time is being shared with an adult. The index at the end of the book is an extremely helpful function when you’re trying to find a specific page to show your pals; for example: elbows 52-53, before you know it you’ll be wondering if you too can possibly lick your elbow.
This is a great choice for reluctant readers, kids with a serious sense of curiosity, and stuffing into holiday stockings or just placing on a table in any room to induce some impromptu reading time and solid fun.
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