Friday, October 17, 2008

Don't Know Much About Anything Else by Kenneth C. Davis--Book Review

Clara Barton, West Point, the Gulf War, Labor Day, trains, mosquitoes, the Kentucky Derby, The Wizard of Oz and the Girl Scouts. What do these things all have in common?

These people, places, things and many more can be found in Kenneth C. Davis's latest book, Don't Know Much About Anything Else.

Davis makes learning fun for people of all ages. Broken down into nine different sections, the author brings you along on an enjoyable adventure to learn more about the people, places, and things you have read about in school or in books. Each topic begins with a brief introduction and is followed with a short series of questions, whose answers you'll find on the next page. Living only 15 minutes from Thedor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel's childhood home, I was thrilled to see a page dedicated to this famous children's author. (Check out Page 45)

A fun, easy, and interesting way to learn more about the world we live in and the people who have made a difference. Teachers could use this book to encourage a love of learning in young people and readers will enjoy testing their family and friends about what they know. There's only one problem with this book--it's addicting.

I can't wait until Davis comes out with another Don't Know Much About title.

Title: Don't Know Much About Anything Else
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 978-0-06-156232-7
U.S. Price: $14.95

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