Monday 20 September 2021

Guinness World Records 2022

Guinness World Records 2022 (Pan Macmillan) HB RRP $49.99 ISBN 9781913484149

Reviewed by Dianne Bates

There’s one annual book that all children (and adults) look forward to each year, and it’s the book of Guinness World Records. The past year hasn’t stopped global pandemics and lockdowns record breakers from achieving spectacular things: indeed, they've given many people the chance to focus on their ambitions and attain goals beyond their expectations.  The changing pace of the last year has also given GWR the opportunity to take stock of our planet and explore the current state of the environment, as seen through the unique record-breaking lens.

As always, everyday Australians continue to inspire and this year the book includes Marty McBubble for the Tallest Free-Standing Soap Bubble, Craig Lewis for Most Somersaults in a Skydive, Anthony Kelly for Most Targets Hit with a Blowgun in One Minute Blindfolded, Rhiannan Ifflant for Deepest Underground Dive into Water and Sally Pearson for Fastest 100m Egg and Spoon Race. Of special interest is the section on child achievers, the under-16 influencers, entrepreneurs and entertainers who are taking positive steps to change the world.                                                                                                      

What you’ll also find in the 10 record-packed chapters:

• Environmental champions – the eco-warriors fighting to make our planet a better place

• Wonders of the natural world, from the most intelligent creatures to the deadliest plants

• The tallest and shortest… GWR record scouts have measured a host of the world’s loftiest and diminutive humans

• Pop Culture icons – GWR reveals the world’s most successful movie franchises, videogames, toys and brands

• Sporting heroes – GWR reviews the biggest sporting achievements of the year and put them in context alongside the greatest athletes of all time.

This is just a small sample of what’s to be found in this sturdy, ultra-interesting book. Every double-page spread is brilliantly designed and illustrated with many photographs of record achievers. Highly recommended!


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