Scholastic Canada Book of Lists 2: All-New Fun Facts, Weird Trivia, and Amazing Lists on Nearly Everything You Need to Know

Description

320 pages
Contains Illustrations
$12.99
ISBN 9780545990387

Publisher

Year

2009

Contributor

Reviewed by Nathan Lewis

Review

Lists can be the most useful tool for conveying information, especially when you’re providing so much information in one book. Lists can also be incredibly boring if all they do is list straight information again and again. Fortunately, the Scholastic Canada Book of Lists 2 is anything but dull in presenting its incredible display of information.

This book is split into sections by genre, such as history, sports, words, and pop culture. With so many subject to touch on, it’s no surprise that this book is full of useful and completely random information. While it’s called a book of lists, that isn’t taken too literally. Some pages consist of a few paragraphs of text, while some are puzzles that allow you to interact with the information. Some of the lists can be seen as informative, while others are quirky and useless, though entertaining, like lists of places with food names and lists of celebrity dogs. Some sections fall in between, like text message jargon or the list of most dangerous jobs.

The design of the book is interesting and fun. The only colours used are black, green, and purple, but many different fonts and font sizes are used. The designers were very talented in this book, providing many different patterns and illustrations with only the three colours to work with. This adds a tone of quirkiness, whimsy, and fun to the book. There isn’t a single page of just plain text.

No matter what subject your interest lies in, this book provides something interesting for you. This book would be great as a gift, or just simply for your bathroom.

 

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Buckley Jr., James and Robert Stemme, “Scholastic Canada Book of Lists 2: All-New Fun Facts, Weird Trivia, and Amazing Lists on Nearly Everything You Need to Know,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 25, 2019, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/39342.