I recently received the book Weirder than Marshmallows to review and can highly recommend it. It reminds me of the books that kids love – Goosebumps, but even better it is true stories. It reminds me a lot of the show 100 Ways to Die or the World’s Dumbest shows that are currently on television. It’s currently available in Kindle format or printed book. (Make sure and check out our giveaway, going on until 11/22/11 – where one person can receive a copy of this great book!)
NightFire Publications was started in memory of Daniel Fogg, a brilliant young writer who’s life ended too soon on a stormy night on the New Jersey Turnpike. But that is another story for another day. On what would have been his 27th Birthday I decided to finally post his writing for the world to enjoy. His work is still copyright protected, don’t go making it your own or claiming to be the author. His ghost is passionate about protecting his work.
My son is looking forward to reading this book next. I love when kids get excited about books and spend their time reading instead of in front of the television or playing computer games. My middle son is great about taking a book everywhere! This book is filled with great non-fiction stories that will make you stop and think. They are divided into four categories:
Do Not Stop on Tracks showcases warnings that should never have to be warned.En Masse contains stories of mass ignorance.Technology Sucks explores the hazards of the technological age.That’s Just Freaky features Twilight Zone like tales of paranormality.
With Technology sucks being my favorite. Of course my second favorite is Do Not Stop on the Tracks. Have you ever wondered why there are warning signs – like Do not Eat on the packet of chemicals in new products (Did someone thing their bag came with a free set of chicklets), Do not use as a hedgetrimmer (Hmmm I think I’ll lift my push mower to trim these hedges), or Do not use in the shower (Electricity and water do not mix!) The really great thing in this book is that these are all true stories, though many times you have to wonder what would cause someone to think (or not think) that this activity was a good idea.
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