Friday, 4 July 2014
1000 facts Review and Giveaway
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!?!
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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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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