Saturday, September 17, 2016

Who WOULD Win?

Batman V SupermanImage result for king kong vs godzillaHey, guys, I know you've wondered sometime who would win in a fight between two famous monsters. Or between two superheroes. Or between two killer animals. All boys think about this sometimes. Boys have always wondered about this. That's why we had the movie King Kong vs Godzilla back in my day. That's why we had Batman vs Superman this year. And that's why we have the Who Would Win series of books by Jerry Pallotta (illustrated by Rob Bolster).
These books are very cool! They're informational and interesting, plus they end with a fight between two killer animals. What could be better? And, if you don't agree with the outcome of the fight, there's a page at the end of each book that lists the advantages of each animal and let's YOU decide who would win!

Along the way, you'll learn several amazing facts such as:
  • Scorpions glow under black light because they reflect ultraviolet rays
  • Tigers live in Asia, not Africa (although a few lions live in the Gir Forest of India)
  • Great White Sharks can tell if you're nervous because they can sense electricity
  • Some chefs use squid ink to make black pasta!


All of these are quick and fun (what I call Good Quick Reads) and would be really good for our younger reader guys, like maybe second--fourth graders, But older guys would enjoy them too. And, teachers, these would be the ideal books if you have boys think they don't like reading.

The books you see on this page are only four of the books in this series. There are several others, including Hammerhead vs Bull Shark, Polar Bear vs Grizzly Bear, Komodo Dragon vs King Cobra and (maybe the best one) Tyrannosaurus Rex vs Velociraptor! Our library system has plenty of copies, so go grab some and enjoy!

6 comments:

cleemckenzie said...

These sound so interesting. I have some kids who would gobble them up. Thanks.

Greg Pattridge said...

What a great idea for a series. I've heard boys talk about these very topics. I'll be recommending the titles and taking a look for myself. Thanks!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

My son and daughter both LOVE these books!! Great MMGM feature. :)

Jenni Enzor said...

My 11-year-old son would love the last two, especially the one about the giant squid. Off to see if I can find this for him!

Rosi said...

Thanks for telling me about these. Very interesting.

Andrea Mack said...

I can imagine there are lots of kids who would absolutely LOVE this series!