We were sent this book and DVD combination to review. The boys thought it was a funny and entertaining tale.
They were shouting out as they recognised different characters from the fairy tales they love. A few they had not seen before so it was great to get some discussion going about who they were and fill in the gaps in their fairy tale knowledge! We love our yearly panto trips and so plenty to keep us interested and eagerly turning each page.
Available to buy from £8.99 through Waterstones and all other good book shops, I think its exceptional value as you get a fantastic story book with plenty of reading involved and a DVD of the story which is great as it has movement in it. Many children’s DVD’s which normally accompany a book is just a picture each time with the story being read, so it’s nice like this to see the King’s funny faces in action!
The DVD is great for little ones as they might find it harder to concentrate until the end of the book (well just basing it on my feral three year old!). But that is why it’s a fabulous combination. When they are older they can then move onto the book and enjoy the whole story and later practice reading too. The book should last until they are much older! The illustrations are very colourful and larger than life, much like the characters they are depicting.
The author Martin Coleman is a lovely chap. A dad of four children so he really knows what kind of book would be popular with children. This story is great as it covers action, humour and a little moral tale about a King learning to be kind and compassionate to save himself from becoming a giants snack! So some good messages to teach children wrapped up in there.
Martin even signed our review book and dedicated it to my boys, which was a delightful touch. Even without this nice extra I would have been writing a glowing review, as I enjoyed reading this story, it amused me and the boys and I can see us returning to It many more times.
You can find out more from the official website and you can also purchase the book from the online shop there.
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