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12 Days of Holiday Gift Suggestions – Day 12

December 23, 2011

It’s weird, but true, the books in this post are so much fun to sell, we just love them, our booksellers love them and most of all kids, parents, and teachers love them too! The Weird But True series makes learning a blast!

And most exciting of all, this year in addition to the 3 Original “Weird But True” paperback books, which can be great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts for any age, National Geographic has published ULTIMATE WEIRD BUT TRUE, or what I like to call “The Ultimate Gift”. You can’t go wrong with these.

Here’s just a taste of what you’ll discover in Ultimate Weird But True:

Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there’s a car that drives underwater?
This supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, Ultimate Weird But True is packed 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun.
You’ll find hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. You’ll discover:
·       A real-life Spider-Man man who scales skyscrapers with his bare hands
·       A fish that plays soccer
·       A $150,000 diamond-studded cupcake
·       A man who makes himself invisible
·       An upside-down house
·       A hotel shaped like a giant beagle
·       Tornadoes of fire
·       A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog’s back
·       A dog that can read
·       A motorcycle shaped like hamburger
·       A 13-foot-tall pink poodle
·       Millions of red crabs
·       A white alligator
·       A robot that can do your grocery shopping, and much more…
·       Plus, cool illustrations, and “Ultimate Secret Revealed” features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it’s possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky


Happy Gift Giving to all the  last minute shoppers. And Happy Holidays to all.

Comments welcome -and if you leave a comment you’ll have a chance to win all 12 of the books that we’ve featured during our 12 Days of Holiday Books!  (US Residents Only)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2011 8:13 am

    As a kid, I loved Ripley’s Believe it or Not and the Guinness Book of World Records, so I bet I would have loved this book too! It looks like a lot of fun!

  2. December 23, 2011 8:57 am

    My son would love this book!!!!! I’m getting him the Ripley’s book for Christmas, and this one would just add to that!

  3. December 23, 2011 9:52 am

    Wish I’d known about this earlier for my grandson would love it. It’ll have to wait for his birthday! Sounds terrific!

  4. Nicole permalink
    December 23, 2011 12:02 pm

    I love hand selling this series! Have a boy who thinks he hates books??? I dare him to try to put these down! (DIsclaimer–booksellers may also find it hard to stop reading while shelving…13 foot poodle????Whaaaat???)

  5. December 23, 2011 2:24 pm

    That sounds amazingly awesome! This is the type of thing that my brother would love! (And me too, for that matter…) 😛

    Thanks so much for the 12 Days of Christmas posts. They’ve given me a bunch of ideas for my siblings, and I think although these books are not on their Christmas lists, they’ll love them all the same. 🙂


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