The Wacky & Wonderful World Through Numbers, written by Steve Martin, Clive Gifford, and Marianne Taylor illustrated by Andrew Pinder first published in Great Britain 2013; first U.S. edition 2015 by Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.
Okay: What are the dimensions of a cube that you could make by putting together all the gold that has been discovered in the world?
Not sure? Try this:
What percent of a whale’s milk is made up of fat?
How many pounds of beef went into Lady Gaga’s famous meat frock?
Care for history?
In miles per hour, what was the speed at which two jousting knights clashed?
Yes, all this and a few thousand more fascinating facts and figures can be at your fingertips in this one snazzy volume! Bright,stylishly illustrated pages will scoop you into categories from Ancient Rome to Circus Feats, Super Sports to Making Music. (Please note that my blog illustrations are not from the book.)
Give it to your middle-grade fact hounds to gobble up. Take it on a long car ride and have a blast quizzing one another. It’s a super fun way to occupy down-time for folks ages 9 to Grandpa. 128 pages.
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