1000 facts Review and Giveaway

Friday, 4 July 2014

1000 facts Review and Giveaway

1000 facts

The moment this book arrived I knew that it was going to be a hit with big man. He loves his non fiction books and always comes back from the school library with one. Our current library book is levers. This book is filled with interesting facts. He was immediately drawn to fact #0017 Fieldfares scare off enemies by dive bombing them with their poo (well that's a boys sense of humour for you!)

It is lovely finding him reading it. He sometimes needs help with some of the words, but it is great seeing him so interested in reading.

The book is packed with pictures and is organised into topic too. I must say even I have enjoyed flicking through. As they say "you learn something new everyday" and here you could for 1000 days. Who knew that #0242 The biggest blood sucking leeches are as long as your arm and as wide as a banana!?!

1000 facts book

I think this is a fantastic book. We have some other non fiction books from Parragon that we also think are great such as Sharks and this is another great addition to our collection. I am pleased to be able to offer one of these fantastic books to one of my readers. Just complete the rafflecopter below.
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Gold stars book

I also wanted to let you know about the Gold Stars challenge that big man is going to be doing over the summer. I have to say he was less than keen on the idea when I told him I was signing him up to do some work every day for 30 days over the summer holidays. However, once he saw the book, he was much happier about the idea.

The theory behind the challenge is that over the summer, pupils can experience "summer learning loss." So by completing a page a day for 30 days, I am hoping that big man will go into Year 2 having remembered all his hard work this year. We were given the English book, but I think I will also get him the Maths one as well. I will keep you updated on how it goes!

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145 comments:

Kirsty Greer said...

Moles aren't really blind, they just have very poor eyesight. Great giveaway xx

maci234 said...

Moles aren't really blind, they just have very poor eyesight

Tracey Peach said...

#0017 Fieldfares scare off enemies by dive bombing them with their poo

Amy L Watson said...

you cant lick your own elbow!!!

Karen Cowley said...

A crane fly is very poisonous , but they cant bite x

Honey said...

Daddy long legs can bite you.

Tracy K Nixon said...

Snails can sleep for up to 3 years.

Michelle Dootson said...

you cant lick your own elbow

laura banks said...

For a butterfly to fly it must have a body temperature of no less than 86 degrees fahrenheit or 30 degrees celsius

Richard Randall said...

Strawberries. Only fruit with seeds on the outside.

Corinne Peat said...

The biggest leeches are as long as your arm and as wide as a banana!

Richard Hill said...

Cold weather makes fingernails grow faster.

traceyandtim said...

your hearing starts going down naturally at age 301

kim neville said...

It seems strange that the Mona Lisa painting doesn’t have eyebrows or eyelashes

Paul Scotland said...

In 1938, Time Magazine chose Adolf Hitler for man of the year.

Elaine Dale said...

Humphrey Bogart never said 'Play it again, Sam' in Casablanca, what he actually said was you played it for her now play it Sam

ashleigh allan said...

A cow has 4 stomaches!

katie robertson said...

Most lipstick contains fish scales

Sandra Lane said...

A cockroach can survive for days without its head.

Jo welsh said...

Nothing rhymes with orange

Gavin O'shaughnessy said...

Fieldfares scare off enemies by dive bombing them with their poo :) Just had to :)

hayley green said...

It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

Debbie Burfoot said...

Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints. Humans, apes and koalas are unique in the animal kingdom due to the tiny prints on the fingers of their hands.

Lee Davis said...

Coffee comes from a coffee cherry - the coffee bean is actually the seed from the middle of the cherry

clairdownham said...

With the exception of one family, all spiders are venomous.

Hannah Ingham said...

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out!

Scott Fallon said...

Penguins can't walk backwards

kathycakebread said...

With the exception of one family, all spiders are venomous

geoffwd said...

Florence Nightingale used to carry a pet owl round with her

Deb Alexander said...

cows can walk up stairs but can't come back down them!!!

rebecca beesley said...

my sons would love this! My fact is that cucumbers are cooler on the inside than on the outside. Bizarrely they can be up to 20 degrees cooler !!!

Hekna said...

The loudest animal is the howler monkey. They can be heard up to 3 miles away!

Jules Naybur said...

Its the male seahorse that carries and gives birth!!

Natasha Mairs said...

a cockroach has two brains, one in his head and one in his bum!

melanie stirling said...

A rabbit can carry two litters of babies at the same time.

Emma Dora Louise Thackery said...

a reticulated python is big enough to swallow a human whole

Lyla said...

Brazil is the only world cup winner that has never won it at home (yet)

Kelly law said...

Giraffes have blue tongues!

christine szlobodnik said...

Your stomach is size of your fist.

Samantha Stevens said...

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the colour blue!

Natalie White said...

Lobsters are technically immortal... if they didn't catch a disease or get physically hurt, they wouldn't die as their cells don't deteriorate like ours do, and they don't get arthritis etc!

Amanda Brett said...

Otter's sleep holding hands-(and look so cute doing so!) :) x

kayleigh bates said...

A baby stomcahe is the size of a marble

krissie said...

it is impossible to lick your elbow

Peter Foster said...

The total weight of all the ants on Earth is about the same as the weight of all the humans on earth.

Katharine Bourne-Francis said...

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs said...

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny

Tammy Tudor said...

your brain on average is the same weight as a melon :)

Harley Richardson said...

An ostriches eye is bigger than its brain

Julie Savage said...

One of the most popular pizza toppings in Brazil is green peas

hellcat366 said...

Each one the main characters in SpongeBob Squarepants was inspired by one of the seven deadly sins.

Sarah Wyatt said...

The tongue of a blue whale weighs the same as an elephant.

Barbara Handley said...

Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. To make 1 pound of honey, bees would have to visit over 2 million flowers.

Rachael Jess said...

Back in the 90s Michael Jackson wanted to play spiderman in the movie so bad he tried to buy Marvel Comics!

Lucy Johnson said...

Sea Otters hold hands when they sleep, so they don't drift apart :)

Sarahann said...

It is rumoured that Homer (The Odyssey and Iliad) was blind

Kiran Parry said...

Bulls don't go after red they are actually colour blind and go after the movement rather than the colour.

sbroadley said...

a cup of tea has less caffeine than a cup of coffee, but 1kg of tea has more caffeine than 1kg of coffee

Zoe Roxby said...

Did you knowunless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it

cherie shaw said...

The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill 2 swimming pools.

Michelle Ferguson said...

Dogs are the only animal which can catch yawning off you

Ruth Darwin said...

More people are killed by coconuts than sharks

Viv C said...

your forearm is the same length as your foot.

Helen Grayson said...

In Arizona, America, Donkeys may not sleep in bathtubs!

Rachel Davies said...

A jellyfish is 95% water

Abigail Edkins said...

Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand

Michelle Banks said...

you can see the great wall of china from the moon x

Laura Pritchard said...

Bananas are the biggest herb in the world...I learnt that on a banana plantation in Coff's Harbour, Australia & it's stayed with me ever since!

Susie Wilkinson said...

The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond :(

isabelle smith said...

Cold weather makes fingernails grow faster.

JudeVFR400 said...

The venom in wasps contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become more aggressive.

Melanie McNair said...

The biggest blood sucking leeches are as long as your arm and as wide as a banana

Chris Burrell said...

Your foot is the same length as your forearm. Can I write another one? Snakes smell with their tongue.

Daniel Reid said...

A jellyfish is 95% water

greig spencer said...

More people are killed by coconuts than sharks

Paula Readings said...

Hot water is heavier than cold

Heather said...

Octopuses have three hearts

Emma Falvi said...

the animal with the most teeth is a snail

Tracey Thompson said...

before erasers were invented bread was used to rub out mistakes

Rosalind Blight said...

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.

Sarah Evans said...

the only animal with four knees is the elephant.

Helen Belton said...

Rats cannot vomit !

Claire Woods said...

Each of the main characters in Spongebob Squarepants was inspired by one of the seven deadly sins.

rugmaker said...

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

Elizabeth Yeates said...

A jellyfish is 97% water!

jokow said...

Fleas can jump up to 200 times their height

Danika Lloyd said...

We all have 1024 8xGreatGrandparents

Natalie Osborne Thomason said...

without bees we would all perish .

leanne williams said...

there are no rattlesnakes in australia

embabes said...

An ant can carry up to 100 x its own body weight

Hannurdock said...

Rats cannot pass wind.

beth donaldson said...

a jelly fish is 95% water, my son would love this book, he is so inquisitive and just soak info like this up. he will be very good for a pub quiz when he makes 18!

liz ferguson said...

An elastic band will keep a crocodiles mouth closed.

Kay Panayi said...

Labour rips all you stomach muscles

PamGregory said...

Hair is an indigestible protein!

Mark Chamberlin said...

Despite its
serene appearance when viewed from Earth, the energy produced from the
Sun is so strong that every second its core releases the equivalent of
100 billion nuclear bombs!

TRACY HANSON1 said...

A tarantula hawk is a spider wasp which hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae. (Not sure how interesting that is, but I found it interesting lol). :) PS They are the most ugliest things I've ever seen.

lisa rhodes said...

you can't hear a ducks quack in a cave

Chris Fletcher said...

It is generally believed that all of the American flags on the moon have been bleached completely white due to heavy exposure to UV rays!

Claire Thomson Little said...

An ant can carry up to 100 xs its own body weight

Jamie Darrington said...

Hot potatoes aren't hot when they are cold.

Lisa Wilkinson said...

Your nails grow quicker in cold weather :)

Pirate Horse said...

The thorny dragon can drink water by standing in it.

billy lovell said...

a new born panda weighs as much as a cup of tea!

zoe bryan said...

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

Stephen Little said...

100% of non-smokers die.

Chris Minko said...

Graphene aerogel is the lightest material in the world and weighs only 160 grams (5.6 ounces) per cubic meter

dogwithnobrain said...

A man's penis is three times the length of his thumb. Every man reading this is now looking at his thumb.
:-)

Jamie said...

90% of Koalas have Chlamydia :/

Clint Howat said...

Everyone has a unique tongue print.

Carlie Bryan said...

Around 72% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. To date, we've explored only 5% of that massive area.

aaron said...

Hippo milk is pink

Jolice McGee said...

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

Sue Robinson said...

Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one ....aaaaarrrggghhh

Alli Pratt said...

A jellyfish is 97% water - knowing this i'm still scared of them though !

chris2468 said...

Tell me an interesting fact. (You can use one from the blog post if you are really stuck)
Dictionary definition (Chambers) of an ├ęclair...............'long in shape, short in duration'

Rachael Jones Mann said...

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

Kirsty Woods said...

Hippo milk is pink

Simon Hardy said...

Caterpillars completely liquify as the transform into moths

Jacqui Rushton said...

Most lipsticks contain fish scales

gemma raines said...

average pizza contains 38 teaspoons of sugar

Jemima Bradshaw said...

Its impossible to lick your elbow!!

alice lightning said...

most birds and sharks cant fly or swim backwards

elaine stokes said...

50% of human DNA is same as in banana....... explains a lot!!!!!!

cat reekie said...

A giant squid has the worlds largest eyes!!! All the better to see you with!

Ellie powell said...

315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled

clare davies said...

Strawberries aren't actually berries, but bananas, avocados, pumpkins and watermelons are.

David Allen said...

The entire population of the world can fit into the state of Texas! ;-)

Lydia Graham said...

If you travel straight across Russia you will cover 7 time zones

Susan Pringle said...

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

h_igoe said...

When you hear the sea in a shell you are really hearing your blood rushing through your blood vessels in your ear.

snarepuss said...

Ostriches can run faster than horses

Lisa Valentine said...

Owls are one of the only birds who can see the colour blue.

Carroll Marsh said...

An Ant can carry nearly double its own little bodyweight!!

lia said...

a newt lives out of water for about 3 years

Elaine Livingstone said...

thankful for this one - In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile

Cathie West said...

u cant buy a bible on a sunday.

Angela L Paull said...

Turtles can breathe through their bums :-)

Louise Fairweather said...

Law? Surely that is common sense!?!

champaklal lad said...

Religions (Such as the Indian Temples) are CONS - they will even count money donated at a funeral and ask for more, stating its too little

champaklal lad said...

Indian religion, Praj. Samaj etc does forced (CON) marriages - introducing disrespectful females for marriage to educated people

Elaine Livingstone said...

you would have thought so, are quite a few weird laws out there if you google them http://www.strangefacts.com/laws.html

Natalie Crossan said...

Prince Philip was actually educated in Nazi Germany.

VeridianStorm said...

Google was originally named "Backrub"

superscot said...

Turtles breathe through their bums.