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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Mega Mash Up. Pirates v Ancient Egyptians in a Haunted Museum by Nikalas Catlow and Tim Wesson

Mega Mash-Up: Pirates v Ancient Egyptians in a Haunted Museum

This book needs you! What if some bloodthirsty Pirates and crazy Ancient Egyptians broke into a haunted museum? Would one of them steal the priceless golden howler monkey? Or would the Museum's spooky ghosts turn against them first? You'll have to finish the illustrations and find out ... Prepare to laugh while you doodle and snigger while you read.

I have previously reviewed a previous book from this series: Romans vs dinosaurs on mars and was very impressed with that book and the same can be said of this book!

This is a great way to get children into reading - especially boys. There is a basic story, but I believe the main focus on this story are the illustrations. Each page has a basic picture to accompany the story but there are many gaps in the picture for the reader to add to with their own ideas. However, if they need inspiration there is a Picture Glossary at the end of the book for ideas.  All the pictures could be coloured in if the reader would like as they are all in black, white and purple. 

I would recommend this book as a great idea for anyone who enjoys history, pirates, ancient Egyptians or likes illustrating and/or art. A perfect stocking filler!

Thank you to Nosy Crow and Michael from The School Run for sending me the book to review.

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