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Every Day on Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours

By Steve Murrie and Matthew Murrie
Scholastic
www.scholastic.com

557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
1-800-724-6527

I often find myself wishing I had more time, don't you? Well, after reading Every Day on Earth by Steve Murrie and Matthew Murrie, I was amazed at what can happen in just 24 hours!

I bet you didn't know that almost 3,000 miles of Twizzlers are made, 40,370,000 diapers are changed, and over 20 million Oreos are eaten every single day! This book is loaded with almost 200 incredibly interesting facts like these and more. This is a book you and your kids won't want to put down!

Fun facts are categorized by living things, Earth, food, the human body, pop culture, space, and technology. Categories are marked by different colors, which make them easy to find. Illustrations are humorous, and text is written in conversational style, both of which are appealing to kids.

My boys, who are 9 and 12, devoured this 220-page book in just a few days. I began Every Day on Earth as a fun family read-aloud, but when it was time for bed, my boys begged to take the book with them. They took turns reading it off and on for the next few days and even brought it in the car. It's the kind of book that will have your kids exclaiming, "Hey, did you know . . . ?" They won't be able to help sharing all of the cool facts packed in Every Day on Earth!

I recommend this highly educational, extremely entertaining book to third graders and up. Parents won't be able to resist sneaking a peek as well. I think $9.99 is a great price for a book that my kids can't put down and are willing to share with friends!



Product review by Brandi Tesreau, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, October 2011


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