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Summary: There is no limit to the things you can do together as a family: draw pictures, write stories, act out scenes. Plus you get to learn a little about yourself and others as you go. This is a use-your-imagination reading adventure everyone can participate in.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, interactive reading, read aloud book, family reading
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 12; read yourself: 10 and Up
Interest Level: 5 and Up
Age of Child: Started reading with 5-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child looks forward to every opportunity to 'play' with this book. S/He loves going back over the things we've done together.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a lot of fun. We use this as an after-dinner family event. It keeps everyone at the table and, since it guarantees some laughs, a nice transition to clean-up and bedtime.
Pros: This is a book you can play with. You can be as follow-the-directions or as creative as you want.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! There is so much to do, and the book will create so many happy memories, that you'll want it forever.