I have always been a keen reader, and there were times when I used to read until 4:00 am just not to break the spell. I truly believe that books are a source of wisdom! Just like we can see the world through a lens, we can learn about the world by turning the pages. And I am glad that MomsMeet sent me this Weird But True! Canada, book just in time when I need to know about this vast Country. This compatible book speaks of 300 outrageous facts about the true north and I can’t already wait to read them to my toddler.
Weird But True! Canada speaks of amazing facts about this great country. Well, I did not know that the green ink used to make US currency is actually invented by a chemist in Canada or the fact that a Canadian robot named Dextre does repairs to the international space station or the fact that Canadians eat more than 12kgs of cheese every year on an average. These wonderful stats are not only fun to know but astonishingly true as well. It’s all weird—and it’s all true, which actually makes the book quite interesting.
For kids, the primary thing that attracts them to books is the graphics. And, this book is full of bright pictures and big fonts that make it an interesting read. Even my two year old toddler loves turning the pages and giggles on finding a familiar picture. Reading books is one of our staple daily activities, and I am glad this book has 300 interesting facts about Canada covering almost every sphere such as education, history, nature, sports, etc touching a human life.
It is a regular paper, medium sized book that can be easily carried in the handbag. I read it mostly during traveling. The big font makes it easy to concentrate during motion and the interesting pictures maintain the curiosity. As I am new to Canada this book I really needed to know a lot about it. Though net surfing is a good medium to enhance the knowledge I personally prefer reading the books, and this one in particular has helped me to know the vast country a lot better. I will surely save the book for Rayaan. He is already into books and I am sure he is going to like this a lot.
Weird but true book comes in a few other categories too:
Weird but true! Christmas – 300 festive facts to light up the holidays. This is going to be my next read. I am so amazed to see the Christmas spirit in Canada. Believe me, this is the first time I have seen such excitement for this great festival. As Canada is going to be our home for following years, I want Rayaan to be a part of the festivities and the best ways to make him feel the festival vibes is through knowledge enhancement. The more he knows about Christmas the more he can enjoy it.
Weird but true! 5 – 350 outrageous facts.
Weird but true! 10- 350 outrageous facts.
The last two books are full on wonderful facts which are hard to believe but actually true. I totally feel these books are a great read not only for the kids but parents as well. In this mobile driven world if we hand these books to our kids these will really help them improve the reading skills and know this world in a much better way.
The natgeokids company is also conducting a Weird But True! Canada contest for kids aging 6–14 years. All the kids need to do is to submit their own verifiable weird facts about their hometown, province, or country at natgeokids.com/wbtcanada through March 1, 2019. If the fact is turned out to be true it will be featured on the National Geographic Kids website next May and kids will win two books: Weird But True! Canada and Weird But True! 10.
Good luck, and happy reading!