Friday, November 11, 2011

Gruff's Guide to Fairy Tale Land

Gruff's Guide to Fairy Tale Land is written by Amy Sparkes, a mother of 3, who quit her job in the NHS to write full time. Her other work includes Hodge The Hedgehog.

Gruff's guide made me laugh on every page from what not to eat, where not to stay (Miss Widge's cottage B&B is a no-no. dont be lured in by her house made of sweets!!) and how to avoid trolls and vain princes.
There's also a cute little pull out map at the back of the book of Fairy Tale Land and a glossary that was nice little extras.

It was quite intresting for me to read, however Oscar only really enjoyed the pictures because, well it's not really a story! And at the moment he just likes and understands the story. It's definitely a book for an older child (about 5-10 years Id guess) because it is cute and fun to read but for the young'uns, I just don't see Ozzy getting into it.

The illustrations by Benji Davies are amusing too with lots of funny diagrams.

I think this would be a fab stocking filler for an older child who loves classic stories and Disney movies but one that will probably be on the shelf for a couple more years in our house.

I received no financial reward for this review. However I did receive the book for review purposes. This is my honest opinion .

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