We regularly try out some of Orion Books’ fab children’s book selections. These three arrived at just the right time this week. H was a bit under the weather and he was struggling to get to sleep, so I let him read for a bit longer for a couple of evenings. He literally devoured these books in that time and they got the H thumbs up sign of approval.
Deadly Factbook Jaws and Claws
This book is one of a series based on the children’s TV programme. It’s full of facts, figures and illustrations about creatures with unusual jaws or claws. For instance, there’s the merganser, which is a duck with teeth. H liked the sound of the assassin bug too, who injects its victims with a substance that dissolves the body tissues, then it drinks it all up. If your child likes scientific facts or finding out about the natural world then this book is a good one to pick out.
Pets From Space: Splash Landing and Cosmic Claws
These books are written by Beast Quest authors Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler (that Adam Blade name is a pen name for a group of writers). H is a massive Beast Quest fan, so there’s no surprise that he liked these books. If anything they are shorter and easier to read than Beast Quest, and they are a good introduction to chapter books, as they are fairly short at 80 odd pages and there are illustrations on most double pages.
The pets from space turn up in Tom, Zack and Daisy’s patch. They have cool gadgets and clever, but they are naughty and get their human friends into trouble. These are fun, very readable adventures for your child to enjoy.