23 October 2013

Halloween Books from Top That Publishing


The only problem I have with Halloween is that children get bored waiting to go trick or treating. To combat this, I have made up games to keep the kids occupied. These have already been shared in some of my blog posts. 

When Top That Publishing tweeted that they wanted some of their Halloween books reviewing, I jumped straight to them and replied. It would be great to finally see some fun activity Halloween books that are suitable for younger children too. We were lucky to receive 2 book from them:

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Children get to follow the story of Max and Molly on their adventures. Not only is the story fun but it's interactive too as there are dot-to-dots on each page. Page by page, the story unfolds with dot-to-dot pictures ranging from cars and spooky houses to witches and spell books.

Starting off at a fun fair, it soon becomes a frightful story as the kids are transported to a scary house where they see ghosts and skeletons and you need to join the dots to figure out the rest of the objects in the story. The children must then try to help the little girl who lives in the house, to rid it of all the spookiness.

On the back page there are some press-out glasses included which make the dot-to-dots come to life in 3D background. Thomas loved wearing these as it made the pictures stand out to him and he said that they made the dot-to-dots even more spooky. 

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Following the spooky story of the Monster Mansion party, a little girl manages to sneak into the eerie house. Since monsters are scared of humans, the butler decides that they must make a plan to get rid of her otherwise their party would be a flop with the guests too scared to arrive. Sensing that something spooky is going on, Emily works her way around the house investigating as she goes.

Through the story there are an abundance of fun games to keep children busy. There is also a lovely recipe for Spooky Bat Biscuits which I cannot wait to make as they look scrummy.

I like this book as not only is there a fun story but there are themed activities too and children can even create their own stories on the playscene at the back of the book. This is a fold out scene which comes with over 50 reusable stickers to change the scene to a spooky mansion.

Both books not only have great stories inside but the games and 3D designs make for a fun time for children over the Halloween period.

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7 comments:

  1. Nice to see Halloween stories for younger children. Monster Mansion looks great!

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  2. Both books look great for little ones.

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  3. Pam Francis Gregory24 October 2013 at 10:19

    Look like fun for young ones!

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  4. This is such a good idea & better than sweets for my God-Children, thanks for the idea!

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  5. My kids got a few Top That books for Christmas and love them!

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