Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Horrid Henry's Sports by Francesca Simon
Did you know that the Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver? What is the world's most popular sport? Did the Romans really do athletics in the nude? Packed with freaky facts and random trivia, this is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know (and lots of things you might never have wanted to know) about the world of sport - Horrid Henry style!
With the London Olympics being held this summer, children are being encouraged to get involved in sports and Horrid Henry is here to help with this book that is full of interesting and useless facts on a range of sports.
My children (aged 7 and 9) both love Horrid Henry books and are constantly choosing them off the shelf and rereading them, therefore it is great to see that new horrid Henry books are being published, and more importantly, are using Henry's popularity to break into the non-fiction market with this range of fact books.
The facts are both interesting and at times useless but great to know for those quizzes. They are small, bite size pieces of information that children can comprehend easily and will be able to share with others. The facts are all written in simple English and perfect for early readers and more confident readers alike.
I would recommend this book to both Horrid Henry and sports fans alike. A perfect introduction to many sports and a great book to dip into at any time.
Thank you to the publishers, Orion Kids, for sending me the book to review.