This week my children's book reviews include a Beano book of mischief, a picture book about good manners, a collection of summer stories from Enid Blyton and an exciting Egyptian adventure.
Also in the Weekend section of The South Wales Evening Post. Enjoy!
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Banish summer holiday boredom and join Dennis and Co. for over 100 fantastic indoor and outdoor activities! Children can build their own catapult or periscope or learn about codes and cyphers. Ideal for all weathers it will undoubtedly encourage creativity, but I am not entirely sure it will keep them out of mischief! Also look out for Beano Builds a Secret Den or Go-Kart. They include four DIY projects and some seriously awesome stickers.
ISBN 9781787411616 PB Studio Press £14.99
PICTURE BOOK 3+
The jungle is full of misbehaving animals, from messy monkeys to grumpy grizzly bears. The upbeat rhyming text will help children learn why good manners are essential. They can see in each different scenario why it pays to say please, thank you and excuse me. The message is handled with a delightful lightness of touch and humorous and quirky illustrations, which will make children (and adults!) feel that they are not being preached to.
ISBN 9781848577183 HB Caterpillar Books £10.99
A new collection of 30 sun-drenched short stories from one of the worlds best-loved storytellers. Packed with Blyton's trademark magic, fun and adventure they are the perfect length or reading at bedtime and early readers. Look out for the companion |puzzle book, Brain Games and a reboot of the Secret Seven series in Mystery of the Skull, written by Pamela Butchart who brings the much-loved gang up to date while retaining its legacy.
ISBN 9781444942590 PB Hodder £6.99
1922. London. When Lilian finds a parcel on her Grandad's doorstep, she doesn't realise it holds the key to an Egyptian king, who's tomb archaeologists are hunting for. She and her friends embark on an adventure of a lifetime as they travel to Egypt in the hope of breaking a deadly Pharaohs curse. The perfect combination of nail-biting excitement, family secrets and friendship brings the fate of the young Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb to life. Enthralling.
ISBN 9780571328499 PB Faber & Faber £6.99