First up, an apology – I am a bad book buddy! My boys receive a book a month they are meant to review, and a pile of books is just sat next to my fireplace. So consider this a book round up if you will, catching up! All the links to buy them are in the Amazon widget* at the end of this post, or I have seen several of them in WHSmiths for less money normally than Amazon. First up… Yuck! Gross! Activities This book has lots of very boyish puzzles, colouring in a sewer maze to free a rat, Jen had fun scribbling through this book. It’s 192 pages and has an RRP of £10. Inside this disgustingly doodly, fabulously foul activity book, you’ll find everything that’s slimy, sludgy, icky and yucky! Including revolting doodles, creepy-crawly colouring and hideous how-to-draws. Plus gross mazes, puzzles and activities galore!
The lovely folks at Parragon sent D another book in the same series as the dinosaurs encyclopaedia we previously reviewed, this one is called Sharks : discover their underwater world. We have had this for a while now, and I do feel a bit guilty about taking our time to get this post published, but the wear on the books spine shows how much he likes this book. His little brother, Jen, is not a fan as he is afraid of sharks, and the photos are brilliant quality. So clear in fact we’ve had to ban D from taking this book on car journeys as he was making Jen cry.
Because we are book buddies the lovely people at Parragon books send us a book a month. This time it isn’t strictly a book, its more a craft set with a book of instructions. Dinogami is dinosaur origami. Its cute and at first I thought it looked more like a thing for Jen (age 5) and I to do together. But after page one of the instructions I quickly realised this was a mission for D (age 11) and Me. It comes with 20 sheets of pre-printed paper, so your dinos eyes and wings and things are all in the right places.
As a Parragon Book Buddy my sons receive books to review, however this time it wasn’t suitable for my sons so I am giving it away on this post. I checked Parragon don’t mind. It’s lovely, but it’s just not boyish! If I got this as a gift 25 years ago I would have loved it. The giveaway is via Rafflecopter, and only runs a few days as I hope it will be with the winner before Christmas. http://www.parragon.com/uk/books/detail/scrapbook-made-by-me a Rafflecopter giveaway Shared on Loquax.
This month my son D has been happily reading “Uncovering the prehistoric world – dinosaurs!” by Parragon books. We are part of Book Buddies, which means we get offered lovely books like this to review. From the second the postie handed this over it has been next to D’s bed. He loves factual books displaying the facts in fun ways. You wouldn’t catch him reading a dictionary, he likes some pictures to help his imagination. I thought I would ask him on film, my apologies for the poor lighting! (The noises are his Dad and Jen cooking in the kitchen.)
Today it’s raining on camp and my sons are in the back of the car (because it’s quieter than a tent in rain I suppose) reading books nicely. It’s a cute little scene but somewhat dominated by the weather. The books they are reading are “Things you never knew about dinosaurs” by Giles Paley-Phillips and “Goodnight little one” by Margaret Wise Brown.