We were sent a selection of 4 books for review -
The Wipe-Clean Activity Book is a 16 page A4 book and a pen with an eraser at the end. It has various puzzles and pictures to complete and an RRP of £3.99.
I like this book, although I do feel it's a little bit pricey. It has very basic puzzles, most of which my 4 year old can tackle with a little help. It's only 16 pages, but they're very varied and full of activities and information, and the erasable pen works well.
The Save The Day Sticker Book is a 24 page A4 book with over 100 reusable stickers, and puzzles and pictures to complete. It has an RRP of £3.99.
This is a really nice book which is good value. The stickers are great and it's full of interesting puzzles and pictures and information about all of the Super Friends.
Hero Havoc and Crime Wave are both 32 page full colour First Readers with simple repetitive text and short sentences and an RRP of £3.99.
Amid the simple vocabulary they introduce some really quite tricky words, but the pictures are really clear and help the reader work out the text. It's not particularly intimidating for my 5 year old even though he can only 'read' around half of the text at the moment.
Crime Wave! is a story about the mysterious Black Manta, who steals the world's largest pearl and the Super Friends have to race in to save the day!
Hero Havoc! is a story about a character named Bizarro who wants to be a Super Friend and he thinks he knows how to go about it, but it goes a bit awry...
I like these early reader books very much indeed. I've 4 boys and have found them to be far more reluctant readers than our 3 girls. They've all adored the DC Super Heroes and comic books have been a great way to encourage them to read. These books are perfect encouragement for them. My 5 year old has tackled words like Bizarro, octopus and penguin and read them by himself, which has boosted his confidence massively.
The DC Super Friends collection of books are published by Bantam Publishing, the children's range from Random House Books. Available from all good book shops.