Interactive, die-cut, and fully illustrated, WHO WINS? Turns history into a compelling game. With mix-and-match die-cut pages (so each make-your-own matchup includes two historical figures and one wild challenge), readers can flip any of the three panels and match 100 historical figures in 50 competitive head-to-head categories, from mini golf to climbing Mount Everest. Each character is given a short bio and ranked in six categories-bravery, leadership, artistry, wealth, wisdom, and fitness. Let's say Charles Dickens challenges Mother Teresa to a lightsaber duel-will his superior artistry overcome her E advantage in bravery and leadership? Or who wins karaoke- Nelson Mandela or Jane Austen? They both certainly have a way with words, but Mandela's over-the-top courage might take the day. Actually, there are no right answers -the reader decides and mustjustify the answer based on the rankings as well as facts from short biographies opposite each character's page. Marie Curie vs. Queen Victoria in solving global warming? Gandhi vs. Charlie Chaplin in chess? Jackie Robinson vs. Confucius in a staring contest?
And who would survive longest on Gilligan's Island: Vincent "The Impressionist" van Gogh or Sacagawea, aka "The Pathfinder"? History has never been so much fun.
Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 165 x 215 x 16 mm
"History with a hilarious spin and a cinch to provoke vigorous debates aplenty." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A battle royale that stretches across human history in delightfully ridiculous ways." -- Publishers Weekly
"An unforgettable fact trove and endless debates." -- Mental_Floss
"History just got a whole lot more warped and wacky." -- Entertainment Weekly
"This genius concept is so much fun that your kids won't even realize they are learning about fascinating historical figures, from Nelson Mandela to Marie Curie, and honing their debating skills in the process." -- Barnes & Noble Kids Blog
"It has brought us hours of fun, laughs, crazy scenarios, and learning." -- Kidliterati.com