________________ CM . . . . Volume XII Number 6 . . . . November 10, 2005

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Crazy Canadian Trivia 2.

Pat Hancock. Illustrated by Bill Dickson.
Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2005. 119 pp., pbk., $5.99.
ISBN 0-439-96931-X.

Subject Heading:
Canada-Miscellanea-Juvenile literature.

Grades 4-8 / Ages 9-13.

Review by Rita Rebizant.

**** /4

excerpt:

 

On August 5, 2002, Canadian Tom Comet set a new world juggling record. He performed his death-defying stunt before hundreds of screaming fans at a daredevil stage show in Edinburgh,

Scotland. Even in his expert hands, Comet's feat is incredibly dangerous, so DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IMITATING HIM. What he did was throw and catch three 5.5-kilogram roaring, whirling chainsaws 44 times. During his record-breaking effort, he stunned the crowd when he dropped one saw after just 22 throws, 20 throws short of the existing record. But the cool Comet picked it up and started all over again. Forty-four throws later he was the champion of the chainsaw juggling world. Triumphant, he raised his scarred arms in victory.

 

Hancock has succeeded a second time with this volume of crazy Canadian trivia. Chock- full of little known facts from across the country, this edition will be sure to keep children entertained while giving them valuable information that will be sure to impress their friends and teachers. She is consistent in this edition with "Did you know" sections, and the illustrations appropriately and amusingly support the text. Some of the current tidbits of information include:

 

Did you know

-That the photo of Queen Elizabeth II on the 49-cent stamp introduced on December 19, 2003 was taken by Grammy-winning musician Bryan Adams?

-That the slowest growing tree discovered in the world is clinging to a cliff of the Niagara escarpment in Ontario?

 

     Crazy Canadian Trivia 2 continues what was started in the first volume with up-to-date information as recent as 2003. For those who loved the original, this offering is sure to please.

Highly Recommended.

Rita Rebizant is an Educational Assistant in Hanover School Division and a teacher candidate in the B.Ed. program at the University of Manitoba.

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