Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 125 Wacky Roadside Attractions by National Geographic Kids


Going on a road trip? See the silly side of travel as you explore the wackiest landmarks from around the world -- a place where you can walk in real dinosaur tracks, a hotel where you sleep in an igloo, a crazy beard festival, a UFO museum, and so much more. You won't believe our world is full of so many bizarre and wonderful places!


When I picked this book up, I was definitely curious about what I would be reading about in the book.  I was not at all disappointed.  I had no idea that there were so many interesting and strange places in the world.  Everything from special events (international air balloon festival) to works of art (turtle built out of tire rims) to hotels (tree houses, dog shaped hotel, or snow hotel) are all mentioned in this book.  This is the sort of browsing book that children really get a kick out of because it´s so full of oddities.  While most of the places/items are located in the United States there are items/places included from all over the world.  Places such as Hungary (International Pillow Fight Day), Germany (Tiger and Turtle--Magic Mountain--most unusual staircase I´ve ever seen), France (Paris Sewer Museum) are included.  This makes for some fun reading for young and old.


  1. We just finished a road trip to Yosemite to promote my new picture book, and I was surprised at the quirky things we passed--a bed and breakfast built to look like a dog?! This looks like a fun book to browse.

  2. I love these books! We just finished reading Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists and it has a bunch of weird things in it too. I debated on whether or not to get this book, but with my TBR stack as tall as it is, I decided against it. I can only read so many books in a day!


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