Minecraft, Beginner’s Handbook

Today sees the release of The Minecraft Beginners Handbook and to celebrate Children’s Book Week we are giving you the chance to win the boys NEW favourite book, from Egmont publishing. Aimed at children aged 9+ and priced at RRP £7.99,  ok, I know last week his favourite was the Minecraft Annual, but this week it is the Minecraft Handbook.

So why does the boy like this book so much, I think it is the love of Minecraft, and the way this beautifully laid out book gives him all the information he needs. The format is well thought and laid out, which he can easily understand. As a parent I don’t think this book is something I would have chosen, but for the amount of enjoyment the boy has had out of it, it’s been the best value for money from a book we have had in a long time.

The boy has kept going back to this book to find more information, he keeps trying to tell me about all about buildings, what turns what into what, and he especially likes the table of elements. I think the Minecraft Handbook and Annual are two of the nicest looking and feeling books, they are certainly unusual in their vintage feel with fake leather covers and gold embossing.

We give this book a HUGE 5/5 and I know the boy will have the next Minecraft handbook on his Christmas list. You can find out more about Egmont on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

Now it is your chance to own this beautiful book and see what you think. Simply fill in the rafflecopter and keep your fingers crossed!

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Disclaimer we were sent this book to review and keep, the opinions remain ours and have not been changed. This competition is open to the UK only.

Minecraft Annual 2014 our review

Minecraft Annual 2014 is a new book from Egmont publishers and to say that the boy was thrilled to be reviewing it for them is just a small understatement.

On opening the parcel I think lots of Umm, Ohh, Arrhs were heard, I asked if that was good and the reply? “Its alright” I’m sure he is a teenager trapped in an 8 year olds body?

Ok so confession time, I know nothing of Minecraft, well ok I know it’s a game, I know the boy wants it, and I know it involves buying a whole new computer console which I just don’t think we need at the moment, but I know very little else. So you might wonder how on earth the boy knows anything about this mysterious game. Well he has played it at his cousin’s house, he has watched YouTube videos, and all boys at school talk about it endlessly even if they don’t own it!

Anyway back to the book, I was interested to find out a bit more about the mysterious world of Endomen, building and Obsidian? The boy chose to read this book first and then move onto the Minecraft Beginners Handbook.

The Minecraft Annual 2014 would make any Minecraft fan very happy, I am very impressed with the quality and feel of the book, it has a weird sort of retro feel and is not at all like any other annuals with their shiny bright covers this book looks dark and mysterious. Inside there are a good mix of information pages, tips, clues puzzles and pages for you to enter your gaming information. The boy told me this book is “Cool, Epic and Awesome”. For the whole three-quarters of an hour that his nose was buried in it all I heard was silence, with the odd, “Oh I didn’t now that?” or “That’s interesting!” I think I can safely say he likes it.

Recommended 9+ age, but I think this depends on you and your child, at RRP £7.99 I certainly feel like you are getting value for money as there was plenty to read.  I noticed that Amazon have this Annual for £5 at the moment with free delivery in the Uk. I think that the Minecraft Annual 2014 would make a great gift for any Minecraft fan, and I know what to get the cousins for Christmas!

We give this book a full 5/5 and would give it more if we could!


Disclaimer we were sent a copy of this book to review the opinions remain ours and are unaltered.