Today Amazon delivered to our door the new book "Meet Wenlock and Mandeville".
The book is a children's story telling how the Olympic and Paralympic mascots were created. It is an official book of the London 2012 games.
The story is adapted from a Michael Morpurgo story; it has a pedigree and it shows. The story works, combining reality with story telling; and the illustrations jump off the page, making it appealing.
I read it to Rachel and then she read it to us; now that's the sign of a good book. Here's the first page read by her:
The best thing about the book is that it's got Rachel excited about going to the Olympics; now to find out what tickets we've got!
We won't be precious with our copy, it'll be just one of our many books; but I bet this becomes a 'must have' item in years to come. So maybe it's worth another £3.99.
Well done London2012; great book.