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
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.
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