Sunday, November 18, 2018

How to Think Like an Absolute Genius - Book Review and Giveaway


Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9780711239852
Illustrations: colour photos and illustrations
Size: 7.48 in x 9.449 in / 190 mm x 240 mm
Published: October 18, 2018

Book Overview:

Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you’re worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. Meet 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines –  artists, scientists, thinkers or writers – and learn from their "creative methods". Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, creative, inventive, and critical thinking skills, this book will show you that you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to!


My Review:

I don't consider myself a genius by any means but feel I am better skilled or educated in some subjects more than others.  A hardback book filled with facts, information, advice and tips, How to Think Like an Absolute Genius won't boost your IQ score a ton but it will direct you in the right position to feel a little smarter.

There are three main sections in this book - Be Curious, Be Imaginative, and Be Determined.  Each page layout focuses on a genius, and each page is structured in the same way.  There's Everyday Tips, quotes of something important said by a genius, activities to improve your creativity, a Genius Snapshot that shows what made each genius amazing and how that person thought differently.  There's also tips and facts on how the brain of a genius works, and information on other similar geniuses who revolutionized their fields.  

This isn't a book to be read in a day.  I think it would be better if your child only read about one genius a day.  That's because there's so much information packed in, and you don't want your child to miss out on all that's being illustrated and written.

Did you know that Thomas Edison patented a total of 1093 inventions during his lifetime?  Or that John Lennon composed 275 songs in just 7 years with the Beatles?  You'll learn all this and more in this book!


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I received book for review from Quarto.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

44 comments:

aperry said...

My son enjoys math and geography.

lildevilgirl22 said...

My favorite subject in school was English.

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite subject in school, or your child's favorite subject." Everyone here loves art and English!

Stephanie Grant said...

Like his mother my son's favorite subject in school is Science!

Ken Ohl said...

loved history for sure

Nancy P said...

Geography & History

Peggy said...

My favorite was math. LJ's favorite is reading.

Unknown said...

My kids love math!

alissa apel said...

I dug Art, Mica digs Social Studies, and Isaak enjoys Strings.

Stacy said...

My favorite subject without a doubt was English.

Jessy Yarrell said...

My favorite was history.

Derek Miller said...

Science and Math are likely both my favorite and my kids.

Kristen said...

My favorite subject was biology.

Heather! said...

I loved philosophy classes.

Megan Evans said...

My favorite subject was science.

Donna C. said...

My teenage daughters favorite subject is drama, but she really enjoys science too.

Steph said...

I liked the arts but my daughter likes Algebra and science.

tatertot374 said...

She loves choir and science. Thank you

Anne Higgins said...

Math and science were my favorites as our teachers were so good as helping to make everything fun

James Coyne said...

I liked Science

areck0001 said...

I had a good memory so I always did best at history but I preferred science and math. I struggled a lot more at what I preferred. Ain't that how it works?

Renee said...

MY kids like math. Don't know where they get that though!

Laura said...

I always liked Math!

janetfaye said...

My grandson likes Science class the best.

Eve M said...

My sons favorite subject is science

Annmarie Weeks said...

I always loved learning foreign languages, and even in high school took a mixture of French, Russian, German & Latin in various years.

Hannah Knapp said...

my favorite subject was science

Charlene S. said...

My favorite subject was math.

JJAY100 said...

I like English the best

Leela said...

I liked science.

alissa apel said...

On Nov. 29 I sent a tweet: https://twitter.com/AlissaApel/status/1068174108058361859 I put it in the form. As I hit to enter it, it went blank and sent.

Edye Nicole said...

We love english and math.

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SharonC said...

I loved English. I am appalled at how we have degraded our language.

Cook Crochet Plan said...

My favorite subject is math

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

My favorite subjects were science and chorus! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

bloomingjess said...

My favorite was always english and spelling. My daughter is amazing at everything

bluecat said...

I liked spelling and home ec.

Jamie Martin said...

English!

saturdaynightfever said...

I enjoyed geometry. Seriously.

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Philip Lawrence said...

My favorite subject in school was English.

SellingMyHomeInEdenNY said...

My son's fav subjects are Math and Science!

kasey bean said...

Art

Dynal Roberson said...

I enjoyed History

Deb K said...

I love English!