Would You Rather? (Made You Think! Edition) by Lindsey Daly ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog #BooksForKids

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Question & Answer Book
Published: 4 Aug 2020 by Z Kids
Pages: 125 (print book)
My Format: ebook via NetGalley
Cover: Cute
Ending: N/A
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: Buy Would You Rather?

My rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads
Laugh and learn with 160+ questions designed to make kids giggle, think, and figure out who’s the wittiest (and silliest) of all! Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition provides endless hours of fun for eight- to twelve-year-olds who love a challenge–and a good laugh.

My Thoughts
I would have loved this book when I was younger. I was a big fan of trivia books and choose your own ending stories, so I’m confident I would have enjoyed a book like this as well. Here are my pros and cons for Would You Rather?:

Pros

  1. This book exercises your brain! Yes, there are fun, silly, and even gross questions and choices in here, but there are also some thought-provoking ones! I’ve included some examples at the end of this PRO section below (and note, these examples are provided by the publisher on the Amazon page for this book, so I do not consider these spoilers).
  2. If you ask for an explanation on why someone chose one option over the other, this book should spark many interesting discussions! In addition, some questions can be used as a critical thinking lesson (like the lottery example below). I think any learning activity that is presented as a game is a good thing! Who says learning can’t be fun!?!?
  3. The author actually provides some “rules of the game” and explains how to keep a score (if you choose to do so).
  4. There are 8 levels with 20 questions in each level. These questions do increase in complexity as you work through the book.
  5. Talk about a great car trip activity for kids and parents alike!
  6. I actually think adults would have fun with this book! I certainly found myself thinking about which option I’d prefer as I read through them.

Examples of questions below:

  • Would you rather have a glob of grape jelly fly out of your throat every time you cough OR ketchup comes out of your nose whenever you sneeze?
  • Would you rather spend a year walking on stilts every day OR jumping from place to place on a pogo stick?
  • Would you rather play the lottery and win one lump sum of $500,000 OR win $1000 a week for the next 20 years?

Cons

  1. I came across one question with a choice about accidentally killing a friend’s pet that caught me off guard. I could have done without that one in the book.

Summary
I think that this book is silly and fun and most kids will love it. As an adult, I would personally focus less on the answers children choose, but rather on getting them to explain WHY they chose the answer. The WHY part is when the learning happens and to me that is what makes this book extra special. 

Thank you NetGalley and Z Kids for a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for an  honest review.

If you would like to read this book and form your own opinion, please consider purchasing through this link: Buy Would You Rather?. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Thanks!

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(image from Goodreads)

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