Children’s Book Review: Brain Candy by Julie Beer and Chelsea Lin

BRAIN CANDY

Seriously Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity

By: Julie Beer and Chelsea Lin

Published: October 8, 2019

Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books

Non-Fiction

These small books from National Geographic Kids are always so full of interesting facts and, of course, full of fun! These types of books are always the first ones chosen from my bookbag when I sub in the elementary classrooms.

This book states it will share juicy tidbits and mind-blowing facts. Of course, there will be amazing photography and facts that adults and kids will find fascinating. Right away in the introduction, my mind was blown over the fact of there being 10 quintillion insects on the planets, which means there are 200 million insects for each one of us. Eeeek!

I can’t wait to tell my brother-in-law that some people have a gene that makes cilantro taste like soap. He would probably agree!

If you have a hamster, did you know that it could run up to 5 miles per night on its hamster wheel?

People are getting taller, which you notice if you visit historical mansions because the beds are so much shorter than they are now. But, the Dutch are growing the most, seven inches on average.

We are deep into the flu and cold season. There are only three types of flu viruses, but more than 200 viruses that cause the common cold.

Peanut butter was invented in the 1880s, but the jelly wasn’t invented until 1917. Think of all those kids in the late 1800’s that were deprived of a PB&J sandwich.

These facts and many more are included in this book. Facts on fireworks, roller coasters, Alaska, Africa, animals, food, and comic books just to name a few. This is a great book for kids that love bite-sized facts that they can rattle off to their friends or family. Parents will find them interesting as well.


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Thanks to the publisher for sending this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to make a purchase through any above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.
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