Weird But True! Ocean Review


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

The Fourth of July always seems like the start of beach season to me. I tend to spend it at Cape Cod where the crowds come for the beach. Today to kick off beach season I am sharing a National Geographic Kids book full of fun facts about the ocean. It is Weird but True! Ocean

From the Publisher:

Dive into these fishy facts: Did you know that the prehistoric shark, megalodon, had jaws so big that it could swallow a car? Or that goats, pigs, dogs, cats, and even an alpaca have all learned how to surf? And if that's not weird enough for ya, one man even rowed solo across the Pacific Ocean for 312 days!
In this book filled with 300 wacky facts and pictures, you'll glimpse the ocean's weirdest wildlife, uncover shocking shipwrecks, and meet sensational seafarers, from pirates and sailors to ground-breaking marine scientists. Perfect for ocean enthusiasts and trivia-loving landlubbers alike!

From Me:

Now I have shared Weird but True! books before. I love them. They are written for ages 8 to 12 and full of short fun facts and photographs. When I substituted at one of Hazel's schools I would pull one of these books out for the reluctant reader during individual reading time. They always enjoyed the books and could choose their topics. This one is full of fun facts about the ocean. They include natural ocean facts, sea life facts, as well as facts about humans and the ocean. 

This book shares things like the tallest mountain on Earth is mostly underwater and seahorse couples dance every morning. There are facts about human behavior like every year 705,000 tons of abandoned fishing equipment is left in the ocean. There are interesting facts about all aspects of the ocean and there is something for everyone! I hope you will check it out!