Monday, 13 July 2015

Reviews of Joke and Activity Books for Children by Author, Andy Seed

The Silly Book of Weird and Wacky Words by Andy Seed
Published by Bloomsbury in paperback - 4th June 2015 - RRP £5.99 

Andy Seed turns his sharp eye once again to wordplay. He adds some new jokes to some traditional ones such as: Knock, Knock, Who's there?...
What do you call a (man/woman) with a... 
Riddles too, and lots of clever phrases, poetry and made up stuff guaranteed to pin a smile on any young face. It is one of those books that children love to read out loud in their efforts to entertain, and to interact with their family and friends and have fun with language. Expect the twisting or changing of curriculum based info as well as modern culture references to achieve the best laugh. There's a new word activity on almost every page, the catchy headings and the layout of the pages are eye-catching. 

Books like this, designed to keep children entertained while travelling or on holiday (home or away) are forever popular. The b/w illustrations by Scott Garrett and the book's design work adds much to presentation.

Review by(me)Debra

The Anti-boredom Book of Brilliant Things To Do by Andy Seed

Published by Bloomsbury in paperback - 31st July 2014 - RRP £5.99

You know when that time of day kicks in around 5pm when they have been home long enough to be on the brink of death by boredom and in the horizon you see it...a big ol' tantrum ready to steam its way in! Fear not my lovelies, for Andy Seed has come to every parents rescue and saved the day!  With this 'The Anti Boredom Book Of Brilliant Things To Do.' 

This has been our saviour and I know we will be pulling it out over the summer holidays. It's also nice to see her head buried in a book instead of hovered over her phone or ipad, I also like that it encourages communication, with so many jokes and facts to share, (did you know that the Eiffel Tower is as high as 32,400 wine gums?) no matter how pointless they seem!)

Review by guest blogger,Becky

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