Read about the mysterious beginnings of two of the world's most famous superheroes. Join them on their adventures as their lives change forever. Finish stories by adding captions, stickers and sound effects, then create your own comic adventure and colour it in.
I requested this as my children are starting to get interested in superheroes and the like, and so an activity book/story book centered around two of them seemed like a book my kids would enjoy and they were rather excited when it arrived. The kids happily pulled it out and started to browse through it, with my son asking what the stickers were for and what the 'draw your own' parts were for.
My daughter had one complaint though, where is the book, like this, but not all 'girly' for the female superheroes, to which my son agreed (he'd be happy for an identical book, one male, one female). Getting into the book itself, my kids first went for the 3D glasses but had trouble holding them on and keeping the page open, and with nothing to slot the glasses in when not in use... I have no idea where they are now and the kids aren't concerned about missing it.
The story is good and basic, this is a good intro for those who might not know much about the series yet, luckily I knew enough about it though as my son kept asking questions about why this person was doing that, something not answered in the book. The kids all had a turn with the stickers, good quality that didn't rip once they started getting taken off the page and they had a blast puting them all where they needed to go. The 'draw your own comic' art of the book gave my son a lot of delight and at the end of the day he's happy that he could show it off.
A good little book, good for when you need to keep the kids entertained.
My daughters (5 and 6.5 years old) love anything to do with super heroes so they were very excited when I produced the Marvel 3D Comic Sticker Book for use to review. There are essentially four elements to this book.
Firstly the 3D illustrations and glasses. The 3D glasses are attached to the front of the book and need are removed by tearing the perforation. The glasses have no arms so you need to sit very still to keep them on your face without holding them. There was also no pocket to store the glasses in so we found the glasses kept falling out of the book. As I was reading it to my two girls we needed more than one pair of classes. We got out the 3D glasses that you get at the movie theatre but they didn't seem to work. When using the glasses provided the illustrations were a subtle 3D. I happily read it without any glasses on.
The second element is the stories. We had a discussion on what we should do first, the story or the stickers. The girls chose to do the story first. This made it difficult to read the story because it was missing some of the text boxes. There were two stories. The first was about creation of Ironman and the second was the beginning of Captain America. We were all familiar with the story but my girls happily listened to them again.
The third part is the stickers there are lots of stickers. The cover claims there are over 75 stickers but I didn't count them all. They each go in a specific place in the comics. Thankfully they were grouped together in the order they appear in the comic. There was a variety of characters, objects, text boxes and onomatopoeia. These stickers also had a slight 3D effect. My girls enjoyed placing the stickers in the right place.
The final part of the book was where you could create your our comic. There is a a page with blank boxes which you can draw and write your own story. There is also some black and white pages where you can colour in the pictures and it instructs you to add some more detail. Miss 6.5 is keen to do this when she doesn't have her little sister around.
This is the sort of book that would be great to take on a plane or a waiting room. There is so much that will keep the child engaged. All you need to add is something to draw and colour with.
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