National Geographic Kids “Weird but True”: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis The National Geographic Kids “Weird But True: 300 Outrageous Facts” will be a fun book to read to my inquisitive 5 year old daughter while being educational, too!


One National Geographic “Weird But True” book, my 5 year old daughter, and storytime. About National Geographic:

weird Weird But True is based on the hugely popular magazine page of quirky, fun facts that many readers of National Geographic Kids magazine turn to first. Why? Well did you know that… Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond? The world’s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? The world’s longest soap bubble was as long as four school buses? On Neptune, the wind blows up to 1,243 miles an hour? An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball?

All of the facts in this handy book will amaze friends and family: Animals Superpowers…Chills and Thrills…Eat or Be Eaten…Mini and Mega…Wild and Crazy, and much, much more. Adjacent pages for such facts present a one-paragraph explanation of how that fact is possible or why it is so.  Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine in this easy-to-browse, casual reference book that is sure to give young readers hours of fun.


Did you know that New York drifts further from London by an inch every year?  Or that if you run in the rain, you will get about 50% wetter than if you just stood still?  These are only some of the really neat things I learned from reading this book with Lily.  I will admit that I was just as captivated as she and couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what was next.  As you would expect, National Geographic Kids does a great job on photography and layout of this book, but they also did a wonderful job creating a book that appeals to both kids AND adults!


“Weird but True” is a fast read even though it spans nearly 200 pages because you are just captivated by the information!  I mean, who doesn’t want to know that, “Ladybugs squirt smelly liquid from their knees when then get scared?


I am always game for any book that makes my child excited about reading!  Last year, I purchased a National Geographic Kids magazine subscription for Lily and she just dives in when a new one arrives in the mail.  So, I knew anything put out by this company would be first rate, and I was right.  Both Lily and I enjoyed the “Weird but True” book and we both highly recommend this read!

Would your child love to learn 300 Outrageous Facts? National Geographic Kids has generously offered one lucky Not-So-Blog reader a “Weird but True” book of their own!

How to enter:

1. Visit the National Geographic store and tell me another product that catches your eye!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and National Geographic Kids (@NGKids) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on March 24th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to National Geographic who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.


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