We were sent three new books to review, my eldest was
excited to see some more of the early reader range as he enjoys those stories
and when he is tired near bedtime it’s the right level of challenge for him to
read without being too complicated.
The pictures are always engaging along with the
plots. I am impressed they are
continually bringing out new books in the range to really entice young
readers. I am struggling with my
youngest a little with his reading, so having a choice of different stories
might give him the nudge he needs. The
Early Reader books are the type of books you would hang on to and keep for the
next generation of readers, because they are so appealing books. Much like my mum is still bringing out my
old Peter and Jane books, but I actually prefer Orion’s selection.
Horrid Henry’s Sleepover (RRP £4.99) sees Horrid Henry up
to his usual tricks and mischief. I
know for a fact the rascal is not welcome to stop overnight here, with all his
antics leaving freezer doors open and breaking beds! Hopefully my two having read this will know its important to be
well behaved if you want to be asked back again.
Horrid Henry books are funny though, I do feel for his
poor mum, but even with his cheeky ways, I still like his character. I think because I have two boys myself who
on occasion can be little monkeys I can see past some of his behaviour. Plus I am quite partial to a spot of biscuit
tin raiding myself… although a sleepover in a house with five wild dogs would
see us all wanting to head home!
The Dragon’s Dentist (RRP £4.99) was entertaining; it was
interesting hearing about Harry and his quest to be acknowledged as a
knight. I liked his dedication to be
noticed by his family and achieve want he wanted. It goes to show if you put your mind to it anything is possible.
turned their nose up at a purple book ‘Opal Moonbaby Forever’ (RRP £6.99), but
its looks quite interesting for older girls (8+). A funny tale of friendship where the main character’s friend is
none other than a magical alien!
can find out more about the Orion Children’s books on their website.