Reviewed by Krystal Larson

TIME For Kids That’s Strange But True! is aimed at children who are 8-12, but can be enjoyed by all ages! The wonky, unusual photos add to the descriptions and will provide the younger kids with a visual aid as to what they are looking at. The descriptions themselves are very in-depth, but not over the top. Do you want to read about a front-bender or back-bender? There’s a difference! Do fiddlehead ferns truly exist? How about bacon or octopus ice cream?

A 12 year-old could easily imagine just what makes a subway pusher so odd. Learning about the world around them involves more than just the typical politics, religion, and environment. This book allows children to think about topics that are different from societal norms, yet have a place in life. The book covers a variety of topics from food to hats to bodies to animals to cultures. There are fun little checklists that a child may complete to see how he/she compares to a contortionist. Can you touch your tongue to your elbow? There are also interspersed “is this true?” activities. Does this frog really have eight legs?

Overall, this book should provide easy entertainment for a child as well as help them to learn about the world around them. Not everything is as it seems and unusual people, animals, and activities have a place in this world as well. Parents who are looking to ply their child with new facts without their son or daughter being aware of the learning process should look into purchasing this book.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Krystal is a young college student who loves meeting new authors and finding great books! Her favorite place to read is the Botanic Gardens.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Goodman Media International. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received