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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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