As anyone with a 5 year old son will tell you, young boys seem to have a fascination with any sort of disgusting bodily function, and my son is no exception! His favourite book of the moment is the appropriately gross-sounding Icky Sticky Snot and Blood Book by Steve Alton, brilliantly illustrated by Nick Sharratt. The book takes us on an exciting and colourful tour of the respiratory and circulatory systems of the body. Full of fantastic pop-ups and fabulous flaps, as well as fascinating facts, this book is a winner!$34.95
We also have Steve Alton’s earlier book – the Gooey Chewy Rumble Plop Book – all about the digestive system, which is equally disgusting and wonderful!$34.95. Fiona.
When my nephew turned seven recently, we gave him a pile of books, as usual. This year was a little different because he is becoming an independent reader. We tried out a couple of the Zac Power: Test drive series on him. When he saw the Zacs, he said “That looks awesome!!!” High praise indeed from a seven year old. After the present unwrapping hubbub had died down, he picked one of the books up, and with a little help from his big cousin Jess with the big words, he was reading the stories by himself. A joy to behold. The Zac Power books have been around for a little while, and have been aimed at reluctant boy readers aged 8 up. The Test drive series are for the younger, new reader age group, and as Nathan said, they are awesome. Zac Powers are $9.95, and Test drives, $7.95. Heather