Deadly 60 Factbook

Deadly 60 factbook: Fish, Squid and Jellyfish

We were sent Deadly 60, Factbook, Fish, Squid and Jellyfish to read over the summer holidays and as a family of Deadly fans this book was not going to disappoint!
This factbook is part of a series produced by Orion books and some of the other titles are Mammals, Insects & Spiders, and Reptiles & Amphibians. The factbook is a great pocket size so was great for popping in our suitcase or rucksack over the holidays, as something to dip in and out of on the go. It is a paperback book, but being good quality paper will still stand up to some abuse. We did lots of car travel and this was a good book to pop in the car to keep the boy entertained. There are 78 full coloured pages in our factbook and a great mixture of words and pictures. The fonts are nice and easy to read and I think this would be suited for children aged 4+. The facts are in manageable sections which make this book great for reading in small parts, and also great for picking up as a reference book for school projects.
I love the full colour pages to this book, it makes it very engaging and exciting for children and certainly kept the boy interested. I asked the boy what he thought of the book and he said “its weird”, I think he means it has some strange pictures, there certainly are a few weird looking squid!

We loved this book, and being a great pocket book it deserves a 5/5 from all of us.
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We were sent this book by Orion Star as part of their bloggers network, the opinions remain ours and have not been altered.

Ghosts of the Forest by Steve Backshall

Ghosts of the Forest by Steve Backshall is the second in a series of books called the Falcon Chronicles.

Saker and Sinter have split up. Sinter is nursing in the shanties of Ho Chi Minh city. Saker is with the peace-loving Penan helping them protect the orang utans and save their own forest homes, as unscrupulous loggers wreak destruction. But they are being watched. And hunted. The Prophet has not forgiven their betrayal. Escaping the Clan takes …

Ghosts of the forest is described as Action Danger and Adventure, and we think this is a fitting description. The boy has started to read this book, it is very grown up and at points he has struggled to read this on his own. We decided this is more of a book to read together. It is an exciting and quite thrilling story with elements of mystery in it and certainly has captured the boys imagination and has encouraged some good questions. These have mainly been about words he hadn’t understood, and have certainly enriching his vocabulary.

For Steve Backshall fans ghosts of the forest doesn’t disappoint, it is full of animals as well as some interesting characters, and you don’t have to have read the first book to be able to understand the plot. I think when we have finished reading this one we may go back and read Tiger Wars.

We think this is a good read, although I would recommend it for competent readers and slightly older children as the boy did lose interest with the size and amount of pages. I think the ideal age for this book would be 7+ and we gave this book a 4/5

Have a look at the Orion Star website HERE for lots more Deadly 60, and Steve books…

We were sent this book by Orion Star as part of their bloggers network, the opinions remain ours and have not been changed or altered.