Review! 100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up by Lisa M. Gerry

100things100 Things to Know Before You Grow Up

By Lisa M. Gerry

256 pages – ages 7+

Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on March 8, 2016

Synopsis from publisher – “It’s fun to be a kid, but are you ready for what comes next? Challenge yourself with these 100 things and you will be! Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and skills that every kid should master before turning 18, this is the ultimate guide to becoming a fun-loving, well-rounded, totally competent and confident young person. Complete with expert advice from real life explorers, adventurers, and masters of their craft, it’s perfect for jump-starting an amazing life!”

What I Thought- This is a good nonfiction book. It has several neat things to know. The tips are good, there are inspirational interviews, and practical advice. There is a nice mix of things to know, with things just for fun, such as balancing a spoon on your nose, and practical things to know, such as how to load the dishwasher. The only thing I didn’t really like is that it didn’t tell you how to do everything. For example, #30 (Page 78-79) is “How To Edit A Video” – but it just says it is a nice thing to learn. The pictures are a nice addition that jazzed up some of the sections. Overall, a nice summer read!

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

Categories: Age 6-9

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2 replies

  1. Huh, I haven’t read this yet, so point to you, but it seems odd to not tell you how to do something, when it seems that is the purpose of the book. Odd for a Nat. Geo. book to slip up like that. (Or is this an Animal Planet? I get those two so mixed up. 🙂 )

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