Synopses & Reviews
In this easy-to-use fact book, kids will find all the facts they need to know to be a geography expert. Created by a National Geographic Bee winner, this is the perfect tool for kids to use to help them prepare for a competition, study for a test, or fill their hunger for learning facts and figures about the countries of the world. This book is also the perfect companion to the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide. The National Geographic Ultimate Fact Book provides the building blocks to geographic knowledge and will change the way kids look at the world.
Did you know that andlsquo;Almostandrsquo; is the longest word in the English language with all of its letters in alphabetical order? Or that andlsquo;Stewardessesandrsquo; is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies arenandrsquo;t actually flies, theyandrsquo;re beetles? From information about words and their uses, to useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, bizarre test answers and more, The Weird World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language andndash; and will have you hooked from the very first page. Author Mitchell Symons was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and is the author of over sixty books.
About the Author
Mitchell Symons was a principal writer of early editions of Trivial Pursuit and has written more than 60 books. The creator of dozens of crossword, trivia, and humor books as well as books for children, Symons is a columnist for Londonand#39;s Sunday Express.