My family are massive fans of books and reading, which is why we were thrilled to recently be selected to be Parragon Book Buddies. Each month we will be sent a new children’s book to review. We were very excited when our first package arrived last week!
This months book is ‘My Big Book of Monster Fun‘. Filled with spooky stories, horrifying activities and fiendish colouring in pages, it’s the perfect book to keep your little monsters entertained. Just in time for the halloween break!
The book is split in to two halves, monsters and dinosaurs. The two halves of the book each have their own story, activity and colouring pages. There are enough activities in the book to keep your children entertained for hours!
The first half of the book is the monster section, and it kicks of with a lovely little story ‘Scaredy Boo’ about a little monster who is afraid of everything.
My kids loved the Scaredy Boo story and have asked for it to be read almost every night since the book arrived. It is well written, with lovely colourful pictures and so much to look at on each page.
Following on from the story there is page after page of puzzles and activities to really engage children, including number sequencing, patterns, drawing, testing observational skills. It’s all good fun, and has plenty of educational value too. My two particularly enjoyed getting a chance to draw their own crazy monster creations.
The dinosaurs section of the book starts off with the story ‘T-Rex Terror‘, The story is in comic book style, which really appealed to Neil because he likes reading comic books. The story centres on four young dinosaurs who become super heroes, and it is a lot of fun.
The characters of the story are then featured throughout the rest of the dinosaurs section which is a great touch, and the kids loved spotting their favourite character on some of the pages. The dinosaur section features even more fun and engaging activities, including deciphering codes, drawing wanted posters, finding patterns and spot the difference, followed by 22 pages of dinosaur colouring.
All in all, I am super impressed with My Monster Book of Fun, and the kids absolutely loved it. The range of activities in the book is impressive, and a lot of them tie in with some of the things the kids are learning at school. Any book which can help children continue to learn at home, without actually feeling like they are learning, well that’s a massive plus point in my eyes!
The value for money this book offers is also impressive. As I said at the beginning, we are big book lovers in this house, and we regularly buy the kids books at £6.99. This book is almost 200 pages of fun, including 2 full stories for only £7.99 RRP!
If you would like to purchase The Big Book of Monster Fun it is available from WH Smiths. (Currently at time of writing, this book is on offer at £5.59 so grab yourself a bargain while you can!)
I received this product from the publisher for free. However, they have not paid me for this review, and they do not exercise any editorial control over my review or anything else on this site.