Review for Only in America!: The Weird and Wonderful 50 States

Review for Only in America!: The Weird and Wonderful 50 States

Only in America!: The Weird and Wonderful 50 States, Travelling, US, America, States, Children's Books, Facts, Fun, Heather Alexander, Alan Berry RhysI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

My second book in which we travel through America. I earlier read a book about road trips through the US and all the weird things you can find. So of course, when I saw another fun US book I had to get it!

This was a pretty fun book in which we learn about the 50 states of the US and all that happened and happens there.From facts about weird town names (I had such a big laugh on many of the names and wondered how any of those were official) to weird laws that had me scratching my head to inventions and who made them, to food and drinks which made me very hungry (or not so as some combos just doesn’t sound like something my stomach wants) to special people who did something awesome or weird, special buildings, and more. There is a lot of information packed into this book and I loved finding out more about America. There was a lot I didn’t know. So I learned a whole lot and that makes me very happy. I am not sure if I remember everything if someone asks me, but it is tucked somewhere in my head. XD

There are also plenty of illustrations and fun art to make the book stand out and make reading more fun. I loved how colourful the book was as well. It really pops!~

My only complaint would be that it does get a tad boring, it would have been fun to mix things up a bit. Not the same format for all 50 states. Also, I get that this is a book for the US, but seriously, put some cm and metres and such next to the inches and whatevers. Because seriously, I have no clue how high/far/big/small something is if you tell me it is 30 inches or 2 miles. And no, I am not going to keep on Googling. That is fun once, but not all the book.

But all in all, I had fun reading this one and I am happy I got the chance. I would also recommend it, yes it was a bit samey, but I still had fun reading it and I loved all the facts from normal to weird.

Star rating, 3.5 stars

2 thoughts on “Review for Only in America!: The Weird and Wonderful 50 States

  1. This sounds like a fun book. that a person could pick up and set back down without losing your place in it. Since I am really old, I remember using inches and miles, but I do understand your frustration. I wonder if this book might be useful for reluctant readers?
    I’m curious about how you get free books to review from netgalley.

    1. Yep, it is a perfect book for that. You can just randomly select a state and read about that and then later pick another one. Haha, well it has less to do with age and more with the fact that my country has been metric for a long long time (since 1820). So I never learned about miles/inches. XD And this book would be perfect for reluctant readers! It has fun and bright illustrations, little facts here and there. It really grabs your attention.
      If you have a blog or Goodreads where you review books on you can also make an account. There is a whole FAQ on everything over at Netgalley if you want more details. But it is definitely worth it. I get to read a lot of fun books (and haha, some not so fun books).

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