Sunday, February 26, 2017

Every Day on Earth by Steve Murrie, Matthew Murrie and Tom Bloom

Age Group: All Ages
Genre: Non Fiction
Publishing Date: August 1st 2011 by Scholastic Paperbacks


Summary: Goodreads ~ "Discover all of the amazing things that can happen around the world in just one day!

You already know all of the amazing things that can happen in just one minute on Earth, so think what could happen in a whole day! Your taste bud cells are replaced at a rate of 50,000 a day, almost 40,000 trees are cut down every day just to make paper bags, and a mayfly lives its entire life in a single day. This book is full of fun facts about space technology, pop culture, food, animals, sports, the human body, and more!"

What I Liked: I think I'd like to compare this book to the fabulous almanac/encyclopedia that National Geographic sent me a month or two ago. This is a book I recently picked up because the title intrigued me and honestly I'm into these sort of weird fact books. And it delivered. It has just a little bit of everything from practically every genre, so if you want to be a scientist or an athlete, movie star or you just like food, this book is for you. I especially loved reading this book when I had an hour or two to kill later Saturday afternoon. It just fascinated me, and funnily enough, I used one of the biology facts in my class and impressed my teacher. Weird, but cool.

What I Don't Like: The problem with having every single genre is that while it is sure to contain something that you like, there is always something that you don't like, which can be tedious. Naturally, I found myself bypassing all of the stuff I found uninteresting in order to get to the good stuff. Then again, in all almanac books, there's always gonna be sections that you won't want to read and just skip. Nothing wrong with it, but I'd like to point out that you probably aren't going to end up reading the whole book cover to cover. Just like to mention that.

Rating: 9 out of ten.

Why? Pretty solid book not going to lie, but it isn't your NY Bestseller action going to be turned into a movie.

4 comments:

  1. Scholastic puts out a lot of fun books. I haven't seen this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I wish this one had been at the last book fair. We'll be on the lookout--I know some readers who would be eager to get their hands on this. Thanks so much.

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  3. Great sounding book. I enjoy the titles from National Geo so this would be a good extension.

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  4. That's nice that you impressed your teacher with one of the weird facts. I enjoy reading weird trivia too.

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