The Book of Me by Adam Frost, illustrated by Sarah Ray
If you ran your school what would your rules be? What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you? Would you rather talk to animals or speak every language in the world? Answer these questions and much much more, with real life comparisons – how do you compare to an animal, another human, or even your parents? Collect your own data and enjoy ridiculous facts, hilarious quizzes and scribbling activities?
From the winner of the Best Book with Facts in the Blue Peter Book Award, comes this fantastically fun activity book. The Book of Me is much more than your average activity book; it gets the reader thinking about all sorts of things from fame to superpowers, from school to what kind of dad dancing goes on at home! With loads of facts about life on Earth, the universe and the ideal holiday destination (did you know 22.5 million people visit Niagara Falls every year?!) readers will learn all about the world around them – and best of all, it encourages them to think about how they feel about it too.
The book is full of quirky and often funny illustrations which are the ideal accompaniment to the text. With so many jokes and funny ideas, it’s sure to be a hit. It’s also a great way to get even the most reluctant reader on board with books. I have to say I laughed out loud at the bad dad jokes (for example: “Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other: Do you know how to drive this thing?!”). There’s opportunities for colouring, drawing and testing your knowledge with quizzes and is a great book to keep kids entertained on the go, so very well-timed for the Easter holidays. But watch out – with a Dad quiz test and a method of measuring how embarrassing mums are, parents will be kept on their toes too! The Book of Me is published today by Bloomsbury.
With thanks to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy to review.