Friday, November 4, 2016

Book Review: Fablehaven Book of Imagination by Brandon Mull 

Book Description:

Learn how to make Wizard Slime, create fairy fashions, and solve the Dreamstone maze in this first-ever interactive book of Fablehaven awesomeness. And that s just the beginning: *Make your own origami model of Raxtus the dragon *Draw a map of your own magical preserve *Practice withstanding a distracter spell *Solve riddles from the sphinx *Learn how to play a game of Shadow Tag *Learn how to draw a dragon *Color detailed coloring pages of Fablehaven creatures *Make an enchanted rain stick *Learn to cook Ogre Stew *And much, much more . .

   And within the pages of this book are secret codes that will help readers discover a secret    message from Brandon Mull about Dragonwatch, the sequel series to Fablehaven.

Rorie's Review:

This is such a fun book. Every page is packed with a wide variety of activities for kids to do. My kids gravitate towards mazes and Mad Libs type activities, which this book has several of. Even my 5-year-old twins spent a good amount of time finger tracing the mazes over and over again. None of my kids are huge fans of coloring, so I can't see the coloring pages getting used, although who knows, I might just do them. :) 

This book would make a great present for any fan of Fablehaven, especially someone who loves writing and drawing. I can also see using this as a great car trip activity.

Tarah's Review:

I've barely seen this book since I got it in the mail. My kids got a hold of it and have been reading/marking/playing with it every since :) Which I find interesting because we actually haven't ever read Fablehaven. I was hoping this would be a good into to the series, but I'm not sure my children made that connection. We will have to make a trip to the library so they can start.

As a parent I like that even though it's a "activity book" some of the activities are reproduced in the back so you can either make a copy or cut it right out of the book, but still have the original.

All my kids were laughing at the Mad Libs and taking turns with that. I enjoy that it helps encourage grammar usage. I was proud of my 8 year old when he told his sister what a past tense verb was. I didn't think he knew that, but he did :) 
Title:Fablehaven Book of Imagination
Author: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: October 2016
ISBN: 1629722413 
Source: We received copies in exchange for an honest review.  

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