CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW: Guinness Book of Records 2019

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Guinness Book of Records 2019

Guinness Book of Records 2019

256 Pages
Educational / Non Fiction
Guinness Book of Records Limited
Age range: School age +

A TV programme that I remember distinctly from my childhood was record breakers with Roy Castle and Cheryl Baker. Which was of course based on the infamous book the Guinness Book of Records. It’s a book that I have thought my fact loving son would enjoy for a while, so there was much excitement when he got this special delivery at the end of last week.

Guinness Book of Records 2019 - Logan with book stocking

The Guinness Book of Records, for anyone who hasn’t encountered it before, is a book compiling world records and feats of people, well, around the world. From the fascinating and clever, to the downright crazy.

Guinness Book of Records 2019 - book cover

Our edition arrived in this really fun book shaped stocking, which if you are a very last minute shopper and are still shopping today would make a fun Christmas present.

Guinness Book of Records 2019 - inside book 1

The book is packed full of photographs and fun facts – for example did you know that the person who has the most Lego in the world owns over 1.2 million pieces? The most juggled Samurai swords is 4 and the most toilet rolls balanced on a person’s head is 12? Some of the things will make you stop and think, but, why, however I think that is part of the fasciation of the book.

On a more serious level, the facts about the world are really interesting. From the largest pink lake (I want to visit it now!) to sadly the most contaminated lake – Lake Karachay in Russia used to dump nuclear waste for reference.

Guinness Book of Records 2019 - inside book 2

The book nicely combines interesting facts about the world, as well as fun things you wouldn’t have even thought about. There is a whole page on toothpick sculptures for example.

My son, who loves to read and also loves to accumulate facts is really enjoying reading it. He once spent a couple of weeks finding out a fact of the day in order to share it with his teacher daily. So the Guinness Book of Records is a perfect book for him.


An infamous book packed full of weird, wonderful and interesting facts and feats. A great book for children and adults alike.

Rating: 5/5

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*Disclosure: We were sent this book for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own. 

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