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I read this book 17th January '19

LEGO Star Wars Choose Your Path: Includes U-3PO Droid Minifigure
Authors: DK , Simon Hugo
My son had this for Christmas. The best part of it for my son was the silver U-3PO Droid minifigure. It a good sized hardback and its pages are dominated with lots of colour illustrations of Lego Star Wars characters. He enjoyed the fact that you can 'choose your path' and look at it again and again and not get the same ending. Lots of information and Lego Star Wars characters and locations. Great book.

I read this book 17th January '19

Art and Max
Author: David Wiesner
We have had this an awful long time, I think since my son was a toddler. It is a beautiful colour illustrated picture book, with a few words on each page. Max, the smaller lizard, is a bit of a disaster area, and inadvertently paints Art, then blows all the colour from him, after which seemingly unravels him, only to ultimately recreate him into a more impressionist type of lizard. My son originally enjoyed the story of the two lizard artists, but now seem to like to look at the pictures and try and recreate them. Lovely book.

I read this book 17th January '19

The Bad Guys: Episode 7&8
Author: Aaron Blabey
I like the Bad Guys series of books. This one is very weird, but very funny. I liked that the Bad Guys go back right into the past to prehistoric times, because then you see them meet dinosaurs. The illustrations are hilarious, especially of Milton the dinosaur. Shark's disguises are a bit strange sometimes, especially when he dresses up as a tree. It is an easy, quick read and I would recommend it.

I read this book 13th January '19

LEGO Animal Atlas: with four exclusive animal models
Author: DK
I bought this for my son for Christmas. It has enough lego in it to make four very simple, quite cute, builds. (Literally took my son minutes to complete.) It is excellent for inspiration in terms of building animals. Ideas are given for what bricks to use to create  eyes, teeth, ears, antennae etc. Thereafter, it becomes more of an animal atlas, looking at the different animals of the world. The books is filled with colour photos of numerous animal lego creations. Mostly the lego creations could be copied, being not overly complicated. Suggestions are given on how to create certain features. A create for a child who likes animals and lego.

I read this book 13th January '19

Minecraft Guide to Farming
Author: Mojang AB
My son bought it this with his own money. He was very enthusiastic to obtain it, more so than the Mojang Minecraft potions one from the same series. As with the other Mojang Minecraft books, the explanations are simple, more often than not supported by colour illustrations. This book looks at how to grow crops (wheat, carrots, beetroot), sugar cane, mushrooms, melons etc. Also it looks at designs of farms and land. Most importantly for my son, especially when he first started playing Minecraft, it looks at animal farming (breeding, what happens when they die...) Interestingly, it talks about other things than more traditional farming such as Overworld Mobs and a 'simple mob farm' and a 'witch farm'. My son would definitely recommend it to a Minecraft fan.