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Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase

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Wilfred and Olbert are wildlife explorers! Grab your boots and join them on a race through colourful coral reefs, wild grasslands and secret tropical jungles. Will you be the first to discover a new animal...? Let's go!
Packed full of puzzles, activities and fascinating animals on every page, Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase is the perfect book for budding explorers and adventurers. With bright and lively illustrations from new talent, Lomp, this utterly riotous storybook brings the natural world to life!

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29th August '17
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
What a brilliant book. It has so many layers of detail. The main story is about 2 explorers racing to win a discovery prize, however every page has so much more detail. There are puzzles to solve, things to spot as well as information about the different animals living in each area. It's a great book as every time you look at it, you spot more detail.
29th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
This is a fantastic book that is packed full of puzzles, activities and fascinating animal facts on every page.  The illustrations are beautiful and this is a great book if you want your kids to know more about the colourful coral reefs, wild grasslands and tropical jungles. My boy adores this.
7th September '17
I read it to Ibby aged 5 aged 5
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
This is actually a really great book. Firstly the pictures are great. Secondly the storyline is fun. And lastly, there are lots of activities inside to keep kids entertained. My son loves this book and it has become a firm favourite! 
1st September '17
I read it to BellaCam aged 5 aged 5 & to LeoCam aged 2 aged 2
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
What a fab book. So much to see and do inside. Both my kids were really glued to the book and keep going back to it and discovering new things. 
5th October '17
I read it to BellaC aged 4 aged 4
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
This book has plenty of puzzles to keep a child busy and interested in solving them. It was a great book for us to share together
23rd September '17
I read it to NPTait aged 8 aged 8 & to BabiTait aged 2 aged 2
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
This is a brilliant book! It is beautifully illustrated with so much to look at on every page. My 2 year old loved following the butterfly's path and my 8 year old loved completing the puzzles! What a lovely change from a storybook. We have borrowed this book from the library but we will most definately be buying it as we can't bear to part with it!!
25th August '17
I read it to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
A very nice change to the normal story books! This large book is a mixture of a fictional story and non-fiction parts to it. The story is about two friends following a butterfly that wasn't discovered yet, one of them wants to initially find it first and then tricks hi friend, but then he ends up seeing that it's best to do it together. They go past a forest, underwater, desert, jungle, ice... And this is all by following the trail of the butterfly. My son loved also "reading" the book by himself following this trail and then he went all the way back as well.

Then there is also the non-fiction side of the book, where you can read this book under lots of different perspectives. Each page has a challenge/puzzle. Also the names of all the animals are shown, so we can explore animals from each part of the world. They also have a letter to be found on each page to complete the name they gave the butterfly. There's also an entire page showing insects and focusing on the butterfly's cycle.

There is a lot happening in the book, so I suggest on each read to have a different focus instead of trying to do everything at the same time. We have liked it a lot and because of it's format I think my son will enjoy this book for a long while. 
17th September '17
I read it to Christopher_Thor aged 6 aged 6 & to Adam_Barry aged 5 aged 5
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
Absolutely brilliant book! We loved reading the story, finding all new things on each page as we went along and the boys enjoyed very much solving the puzzle at the end and figuring out the name for the very special butterfly. This book just keeps on giving with its amazing detailed illustration and funny story. Definitely a must have :)
27th August '17
I read it to JuniorReader7 aged 7 aged 7 & to JuniorReader4 aged 4 aged 4
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
This one is a unique mix of activity and story book. It tells the story of a pair of famous animal explorers, Wilfred and Olbert’s attempt at winning the Nature Discovery Prize by documenting a new species of butterfly. But first they have to catch it!

In their chase, they go through the forest, oceans, dry desert, wild grassland and other planes and we get to discover many other animals in each clime. The kids really enjoyed following the wild chase with the bright and colourful illustrations. Also worth noting, this is quite a large book! Suitable for ages 4-7 seeing that both my kids (4 and 7) enjoyed it equally.
27th August '17
I read it to JJ aged 6 aged 6
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
WOW what a beautifully colourful book! my little boy was so excited when he opened this book - full of illustrations and adventure! Following Wilfred and Olbert on their explorations, in a race to discover new things - new animals, the coral reef. JJ loved the Puzzles this was a real action packed activity book and perfect to take on our holiday to keep him entertained! 
4th September '17
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 7 aged 7 & to Turbo aged 5 aged 5
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
5 stars
This book would be great to take on a trip or long journey. It has a lovely story about two explorers running through it and each page is packed with things to look at and lots of different puzzles throughout. My 5&7 year old really enjoyed looking through this book and it's one they will pick up time and time again. Perfect for when you need to keep them occupied for a little while.
24th August '17
Alex0512 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
4 stars
This is a lovely book which my son absolutely loved. Full of lots of wild animals including Anteater, Macaw, Jaguar it's bright and colourful.

The storyline has the added extra of questions to answer or things to do which helped to keep my son engaged in reading the story for himself. With Mazes to follow and find the 12 fish, spot the difference and which animal is missing in the scene it's a great book that will encourage your child to learn whilst reading.

The characters in the book are friendly and ideal for children aged from 4-6.

The puzzles are listed in the back of the book with the answers to allow you to work with your child or independently.

The pages in the book do appear to be very busy with lots going on and lots of speech bubbles to follow so I would say that it is more suited to a child of age 4 upwards to be able to really understand to what is going on within the book.

Although the book is very good, for the recommended age it does seem as if there is a bit too much to take in.

A lovely bright colourful book that will be ideal on a car journey to keep them occupied.
24th August '17
I read it to ERD aged 6 aged 6
Wilfred and Olbert's Totally Wild Chase 9781848696792
4 stars
My six year old daughter really enjoyed this book, and it was a refreshing change to the usual standard story with pictures. In the book, you follow the trail of two explorers searching for a rare butterfly. The story is mainly told through the illustrations and the dialogue between the two characters as they move across each double page spread. This was easy to follow on the pages where the explorers were together, but slightly more confusing when the explorers were walking separately (though this was not a major problem). The explorers go past different animals in different habitats (forest, under the sea, desert, savannah, jungle, etc). The illustrations are really colourful and detailed, and my animal-mad daughter loved spotting all of the different creatures (even seeing some she hadn't heard of, which really pleased her!). The story is fast-paced, with a puzzle on each page too (for example mini-mazes or spot the difference puzzles), with answers to these at the back of the book. Some of these were quite tricky (eg finding the shells for the crabs - even I was a bit at a loss what to do and had to refer to the answers first!), others she could do without much guidance. My daughter especially enjoyed naming the butterfly and other creatures at the end of the book. Overall a very enjoyable book, with only very minor quibbles over following the story line on some spreads and the difficulty of a couple of the puzzles. I would recommend it as a change from standard bedtime stories!
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Lomp studied visual communications and has been a freelance illustrator since 1996. He started his children's book career by publishing books by other authors in Germany, and now both writes and illustrates his own books with publishers in Germany, the UK, France, Spain and the United States. He lives with his family in Dusseldorf, Germany....

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