Robotslayer by Vincent Kamp

Robotslayer is the first book by Vincent Kamp with characters based on members of his family, and storytelling with his sons, he has developed what was once a bedtime story into a great comic style book. Available now from Amazon for £7.99. The story tells the tale of hero Leo and his trusty sidekick Benny.

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Some of my fondest memories of my Nan when I was small are of the wonderful stories made up by her each night before bed. Ok mine were stories of potatoes and mice, but they stick in my mind. To see that Vince has taken the step of taking his imagined stories to print made me want to read the story more.

With spectacular images, Robotslayer tells the tale of Leo, left in the city of Robotolis after the people have fled from the deserted city. The evil Dr Grububble kidnaps Leo’s trusty sidekick Benny Bing Bong, to help him develop his evil plan. Leo turns to Opa to help him bring back Benny and save the city by turning into the Robotslayer.

This book is dark and powerfully illustrated, a great book for encouraging boys to read. With comic book style writing, short bursts of text can be less intimidating than whole pages of words. With boys struggling more than girls to become fluent readers this book would be a great way to encourage them. With lots of ka-pow and action this book is great, but will there be a happy ending and what will happen to the robots?

You can find out more about the story behind the book Robotslayer on Vince Kamp’s website, where you can also find out about the downloadable app for I-pad.

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Disclaimer: we were sent a copy of this book for review, and the opinions remain our own.

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Perfect Party UK, getting ready for World Book Day

We have been getting ready for World Book Day which this year falls on Thursday the 6th of March. The first thing I had to do was find the boy a costume. Perfect Party UK came to the rescue with the largest selection of fancy dress I have come across online.

The boy and I usually forget all about dressing up to celebrate World Book Day. Past outfits have included going as Biff, from Biff and Chip which involved me temporary dyeing the boy’s hair brown. It went pink and stayed for weeks much to the amusement of the head teacher who has pink hair herself. Last year the boy went as Indiana Jones, ok not really a book, but at 7.30am on the day, you have to go with whatever is in the house, and a waist coat was the perfect prop. Others include farmers, pirates, and I think one year we completely forgot!

This year we have a plan, we have been looking at Bugsy Malone, a book and film I remember fondly from my childhood. The boy was very excited at the prospect of being a gangster, and when the outfit arrived didn’t hesitate trying it on. I have been informed you have to practice dying if you are a gangster, I think the boy was pretty good at this.

The gangster outfit from Perfect Party UK came as a 5 piece set with Jacket, Trousers, Tie, Hat and dickey (sort of shirt) at RRP £18.43 this is great value for money as the detail on the costume is good. I did have to remind the boy that it is a costume, and not clothes in the proper sense otherwise I think he would wear it all the time. The costume is 100% polyester and is recommended as hand was only, I think a gentle machine cycle might be ok. We are both impressed with this costume, and the boy is very excited, explaining to all his friends, who he will be dressed as on World Book Day this year.

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Perfect Party UK have a huge selection of outfits not just for children but also adults, as well as all the accessories you might need for a party. I have spent some time looking to see if there will be something suitable for our Halloween visit to Disney later in the year. I have a couple of costumes that might be just the thing, but as the boy wants to dress as a Ghostbuster, I might still have to get the sewing machine out! So if you haven’t planned your child’s costume yet or just want some party ideas have a look at the Perfect Party UK website. My favourite costume is this licensed Willy Wonka!

If you would like the chance to win a gangster costume of your own then why not enter the first of my World Book Day giveaways.

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  • The giveaway is open to the UK only
  • It is mandatory to leave a comment in the post comment section answering the question specified. Other tasks completed will gain additional entries. The winner will be      checked to make sure they have both left a comment and completed the task for the winning entry.
  • Winner will be drawn by the Rafflecopter randomly.
  • The winner will be sent an  e-mail to the e-mail address left at time of entry. The winner will need to reply to the e-mail within 7 days of the notification. Every effort will be made to contact the winner, but if no response is made within the 7 days a new winner will be chosen.
  • The prize details are stated at the top of the Rafflecopter, and no alternatives will be offered.
  • The prize will be posted by the promoter, unfortunately I cannot be held responsible or replace missing parcels. Please contact me if there is a problem.
  • #World Book Day additional terms:  The prize from Perfect Party UK is a gangster costume the same as the one sent to the boy, in Med size (fits age 6-9 approx.)while every effort will be made for you to receive this item in time this cannot be guaranteed.
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Disclaimer: we were sent the costume to review and keep the contents are our own opinion and have not been altered.