H has become such a monster bookworm that our local library is struggling to keep up with demand. He’s devouring the Beast Quest series, he’d already finished Astrosaurs, Cows in Action, etc. Alongside the fiction he also loves non-fiction and loves finding out about the world around him.
So I was very pleased when Miles Kelly publishers got in touch with us to see if we wanted to take part in their secret giver project to celebrate World Book Day. The idea was that we chose a book for another blogging family from the Miles Kelly website whilst a different family chose one for us. I was already reasonably familiar with the blogging family we got given: I knew how many children and what gender they were before I went over to take a closer look. We didn’t have too much trouble finding something that would hopefully suit the whole family.
I was wondering what book we would get. It’s a little easier to choose for us than some, because H is an only child and I do have the year of his birth on my About page. But, H is an advanced reader for his age, so it would be possible to get it wrong by going for something too simple. As it was whoever chose for us did very well. They picked out My First Question and Answer Book. It features questions covering animals, science, history, space and our planet. These are all areas of knowledge that H is very curious about and enjoys learning about. There are two page spreads covering each question and I certainly learnt a few things as we looked through the book together. Topics include:
- Do reptiles eat amphibians? (short answer – yes, sometimes).
- Do zips have teeth? (short answer – yes, but did you know why it was called a zip and when it was invented?).
- What were pirates scared of? (short answer – shipwrecks).
The book has plenty of nice pictures too and there are quizzes every so often to test your child on what they have learnt by reading.
So thank you very much whoever chose for us and to Miles Kelly for running this World Book Day Secret Giver initiative.