Book Review: Facts! One for every day of the year…

As you’ll probably know, we adore books! From stories to poetry we can’t get enough of them and we were super excited to be asked to review the latest Bloombury title Facts! One for every day of the year by Tracey Turner and illustrated by Fatti Burke.  

The
book is presented month by month, with a fact for each day of the
year. Alongside the facts are beautiful illustrations; they’re
incredibly bright and bold and partner perfectly with the text. I
love the whole concept of this book, because it tells so many stories
yet they’re all completely true!

I think the
illustrations make it more accessible for younger children, whilst
the facts vary from simple and straightforward to ones that require a
little more understanding. I really like how Turner has written this
book, with user friendly and exciting language, you can tell she
enjoyed writing it as much as my children enjoyed reading it!

I also think it’s a
great book to read together, each day (or night) to learn something
new and pretty unusual in some cases. The facts aren’t specifically
for each day of the year every time, they vary from ‘On this day…’
type of facts to unusual and odd facts such as…

‘In the Middle
Ages, pigs and other animals were sometimes put on trial and
executed, usually for injuring or killing someone.’

I mean, how bizarre
and fascinating is that?! Not only that but these kinds of facts give
children (and adults) the chance to learn new things and research
topics even further thanks to the handy information inside this book.
For example, this fact could lead to children asking, ‘What was it
like in the Middle Ages? What did people wear back then?’ and so on.

When it comes to
learning more about the world around us this book is an amazing
resource to have, from facts about different types of blood to the
length of a giraffe’s neck, it’s packed with so many interesting
facts and for each day of the year. 

We love this book and
I think it’s a fab addition to any child’s bookcase! You can get a
copy of it here
for just £11.69 (RRP £12.99). 

Disclosure: I
received this book in exchange for review. All opinions are 100%
honest and my own.

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