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Publisher: LB Kids, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company,
Material: hard cover
Summary: This is a guidebook full of stuff like maps and fascinating tidbits put together with colorful tabs and illustrations. This is an activity book that moves learning beyond reading to sculpting, game playing and general creative fun.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 7 to 10; read yourself: 10 and Up
Interest Level: 6 and Up
Age of Child: na
Young Reader Reaction: none offered by this reviewer
Adult Reader Reaction: This may be the most colorful, most useful, most fun little 10 x 10 near-cube a parent will ever run across. It may also be the best $20 they ever spent. . As a former teacher, I believe children should think education is fun. Ideally, they should be having so much fun at learning they won't know that they are being educated. This is the item that will do it.
Pros: Cranium is suggested for kids seven and up. I'd say way up. It's been awhile since I did homework with kids. Some of this information was very good review for me, too. And there is no age limit on creativity.
Borrow or Buy: Buy.If I still had elementary kids living at home, I'd buy a half dozen or so of them and keep them on a closet shelf as a year's supply of birthday and Christmas gifts!