Blog tour: ‘Factopia!’ by Kate Hale, illustrated by Andy Smith.

We are huge fans of little known facts and strange but true connections in this household. My sons delight in trying to catch me out with facts about weird and wonderful creatures or unbelievable cars, so ‘Factopia!’ is just about the most perfect book for them that you could imagine!

Welcome to FACTopia! A wonderland of crazily connected facts.

“Choose your own path through this dazzling world of 400 facts from the publisher of the bestselling Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don’t.

Did you know that Canada has more doughnut shops per person than any country in the world?Or that a squid has a brain the shape of a doughnut?  On this surprising and hilarious fact trail, dinosaurs lead to chickens, which lead to breakfast, which leads to black holes. 

And there’s not just one trail through these pages: sometimes your path branches and you can choose to jump to a totally different, but still connected, part of the book. Who knows where your curiosity will take you!”

This brilliant book reads like one of those classic ‘choose your own adventure’ quest books – but with facts! We absolutely loved diving in and following our fact-hunting noses to track down the obscure and the unbelievable. Both my sons spent ages moving from page-to-page and talking about what they had discovered. Sometimes disbelievingly.

They were even inspired to make up their own fact trails, so we now have sail fish being linked to super cars, and spider silk linking to biodegradable glue. What trails can you devise?

With a cover that pops, clear but enticing layouts, and a bucketful of facts, this is a must-have for curious individuals aged 7+

*Many thanks to Britannica Books for sending us this title to review*

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