Thursday, 20 June 2013
Children's Book: Zodiacts Aries Adventure Camp on Camping On by Donna McGarry
Alex's response was that he liked it, when asked which part he liked he said all of it (and then ran off to find some marbles).
From an adult perspective, I found that the rhythm of the story flowed really well, and the rhymes were also consistent, which made reading it easy. However I did notice that once or twice there were some words that I would personally consider to be too complicated or complex for children to understand. Though this could just be as Alex is 4, rather than the 5 to 8 that the author recommends this book for, but I would say cause of the language I would recommend this for the upper ages of the age range.
The pictures themselves were simple, which is a good thing in children's books, you don't want there to be too much going on, however in some cases they did look a bit squashed (though that could have just been the way that we were reading/viewing it, and is probably different in the printed edition (we reviewed a PDF version on my computer).
I would recommend this for the children towards the top end of McGarry's recommended age, and if you're looking for a book to read to your children, this is an easy one to read for adults.