Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Sally Oddi at Cover to Cover shared this new, fun Nonfiction book with me-Baffling & Bizarre Inventions by Jim Murphy.  This book is fun and one that can be revisited over and over.  The book is in a multiple-choice/quiz format. Each page gives the reader an illustration of a bizarre invention, a little piece of information and 4 choices of what the invention is. When you turn the page, you see the correct answer, along with a few paragraphs about the information. This may include the reason for the invention, info on how the invention worked,

The title definitely fits this book. Every time I sit down with it, I open to a random page and am amazed at the invention shared.

This is a fun book and kids will have fun reading it alone or with friends. It would also make a great short read aloud for classrooms.  During those 5 minute times between activities or when lining up for lunch, kids will love making a guess and learning about one of these inventions. It won't take much to get kids hooked on this book

1 comment:

  1. We are enjoying this book--Thank you for reviewing it! My daughter thought up her own invention for others to guess. Picture here:


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