Review! Real or Fake? by Emily Krieger

24 Aug

realorfakeReal or Fake?: Far-Out Fibs, Fishy Facts, and Phony Photos to Test for the Truth

Written by Emily Krieger

Illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos

208 pages – ages 7+

Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on May 10, 2016

Synopsis from publisher- “Can you tell the truth from a tall tale? Spot a phony photo a mile away? Figure out a fib in five seconds flat? Put your amateur detective skills to work in this fun and wacky book. See if the truth triumphs as you encounter suspicious stories, fishy facts, lying lists, and more. You’ll also learn about history’s greatest hoaxes, secrets behind a good fake, internet urban legends, plus bonus information that will leave you second-guessing everything you’ve ever read. Complete with awesome photos and hilarious collage art, this is one book that you have to read to believe…or not!”

What I Thought- This is an interesting book, encouraging attention to detail and common sense. The book is fun, and kids will like reading about the hoaxes. The book challenges you to use your judgment, and figure out whether it really happened or not. There are several things in it that I didn’t expect, and I enjoyed the challenge immensely. The illustrations are neat, with a collage-y, cut-magazine look. I think that this is a neat nonfiction book that will challenge kids to re-think what they see..

National Geographic Kids has a “Real or Fake” video series kids can view. Click HERE to go to it.

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

6 Responses to “Review! Real or Fake? by Emily Krieger”

  1. Darlene August 24, 2016 at 8:01 am #

    It´s good for children to question things and not believe everything they see, hear or read. Sounds like a good book to get them questioning things.

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  2. rnewman504 August 24, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Sounds like a fun read that will help readers question fact from fiction and help them pay attention to details. Great review, Erik!

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  3. Barbara August 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Sounds like a great book. I know my class would love the challenge of figuring out real from fake. Plus, six-year-olds are easily impressed and wowed by pretty much anything 🙂

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    • ThisKidReviewsBooks August 31, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      It’s a really cool book! They may not understand all of the stories, but I bet you could write your own if you really want to! 🙂

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