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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

Fablehaven has sold more than 3.5 million copies and readers made "The Caretaker's Guide to Fablehaven," the first visual discovery and definitive guide to all the mythical creatures of Brandon Mull's wildly brilliant imagination, a bestseller in Fall 15. Now it's the READER'S turn to tap into your imagination in the very first interactive guide to Fablehaven! Tuck this journal into your backpack, tote it along and use it as a fun activity book for all things Fablehaven and to reflect on the mythical creature metaphors found in the series. Examples: If you owned your own invisibility glove like Seth, how would you use it today?Learn how to draw a dragon s head with step-by-step instructions.You have found the legendary Totem Wall. Choose a face to speak with. What question would you ask?Within the pages of this book are secret codes what will help the reader discover a secret message fromBrandon Mullabout Dragonwatch, the sequel to Fablehaven.Dragons can create paralyzing fe…

Overall Book Review:

Fablehaven Book of Imagination is an activity book accompanying the Fablehaven novels which are penned by Brandon Mull.  In this publication, there is a wide variety of projects and activities.  Some involve creative thinking, crafting, construction and/or playing games.  In order to provide a better understanding of the book from different perspectives, I turned to my at home review staff. Who better to provide realistic reviews on a children’s novel than a team of children?

My fourteen-year old reviewers said there are a few fun things in the book, but mostly it is for younger readers.  This did not prevent one junior reviewer from making the recipe for brownies.  It was quite tasty.  She also thought the Pet Guardian page looked interesting.

The ten-year old who has not read the Fablehaven books says it looks like a lot of fun and she would rate it 4.5.  Her other observation was that this book will be better appreciated once she has actually read the Fablehaven series.

Finally, my almost eight-year old reviewer said he thinks it would be “really awesome” to get this for his birthday.  His favorite activities are the “cut outs” of creatures.

Based on the aforementioned reviews, there is a little something for everyone in this book, but it appeals most to the younger audiences.  Adult might notice that some of the activities are things you have seen before but just rebranded.  Other activities are great for tapping into the limitless imagination of children and adults alike.  It would be fun to do some of these activities as a family.  There are quite a few activities and this would keep children busy for more than just a few minutes.

If you have young ones in your life who love Fablehaven and enjoy thinking about the world of magical creatures, this would make an excellent gift. 

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Reader is to pretend he is paralyzed and imprisoned by a dragon; speculation that poking a dragon with a hot fire poker is dangerous; implication that a griffin would eat a leprechaun; threat that violators will be turned to stone.

Sex/Nudity:   None

Mature Subject Matter:

None

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
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About the Reviewer

I remember as a young girl sneaking out of my bedroom to read by the hall light my parents left on, just so I could finish an exciting book. I’ve always loved books and reading is somewhat of a passion for me–something I’m passing on to my kids. I have four children and I have a hard time making them turn out the light when they say, “But I just got to the good part”.