*I was sent the books to review as well as a gift card for participating in this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”
My son is ecstatic about The Lego® Movie coming out on DVD on June 17. Like can’t sit still, talks about it EVERY DAY excited. I can’t blame him though, as they are one of his favorite toys. And the movie was impressively well done for both kids and adults!
So you can imagine his excitement when we received a package of The Lego® Movie books on our doorstep. The set of four books are based on the full-length theatrical Lego® adventure and 2 were specifically written to help your child advance his/her reading skills.
“The LEGO® Movie: The Essential Guide,” $12.99: This fully illustrated guide to “The LEGO® Movie” explores the characters and locations of the action-packed film with profiles, location spreads, and behind-the-scenes information about how the movie was made. Kind of like an IMDB about the movie for kids. This definitely may pique the interests of any budding future actors/actresses, directors and producers!
“The LEGO® Movie: The Ultimate Sticker Collection,” $12.99: This sticker book features your favorite characters, vehicles, and locations from “The LEGO® Movie,” with more than 1,000 reusable stickers your kids can use again and again to create their own LEGO® adventures on dozens of colorful pages. Joseph is obsessed with stickers so he was over the moon when he got his hands on this.
“The LEGO® Movie: Calling All Builders,” $3.99: The first of two DK books based on “The LEGO® Movie” that are a part of its multilevel, expert-designed reading program, DK Readers. As with all books in the program, “The LEGO® Movie” titles capture children’s interests while developing fundamental reading skills. This one is a paperback Level 1 book that follows the movie’s storyline while implementing simple sentences, a picture glossary and more to make reading easy for beginners. Joseph is a really great reader for his age so he was able to tackle most of this one on his own, but I had to help here and there :-)
“The LEGO® Movie: Awesome Adventures,” $3.99: The second paperback in this series is definitely for more advanced readers who are beginning to read on their own, but may still require additional adult participation. It definitely has longer sentences and increased vocabulary but it’s a good challenge and gives younger readers the opportunity to read something fun while learning at the same time.