Thursday, 16 June 2011

Meet Wenlock and Mandeville Book Review

Today Amazon delivered to our door the new book "Meet Wenlock and Mandeville".  

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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.

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