Last Christmas the whole family sat down and watched The Gruffalo. It's such a beautiful adaptation; the narration and the animation are just superb. It really does help that I like the book a lot, and it filmed me with hope when I saw that The Boy sat captivated throughout the entire film!
Unfortunately he still isn't a big fan of the story at the moment, I think it's a bit too long for him. However, he does like the pictures a lot. We were recently sent The Gruffalo Magnetic Adventures by University Games and it is gorgeous. When I was a child, I covetted fuzzy felts but they were expensive at the time and mum didn't under the attraction. But the Magnetic Adventures is way better than fuzzy felts could ever be!
The set consists of a box with a slide-off lid. Inside both halves of the box are printed two halves of the riverbank scene printed in landscape. There are also two cards which fit into the box halves. These cards are portrait and show the path through the forest. Provided with the set are 27 magnetic pieces showing characters and other images from the book, some of these are duplicated images, for example the gruffalo himself facing in different direction.
This set has gone down a storm with The Boy, he adores setting the characters out in different scenes. Admittedly he needs a little help to put them into a realistic setting, for example the owl is in the river and there's a flower hanging from a tree if he's left to his own devices. However, he really likes playing with it, and he's even trying to match up the images from the book.
We were also sent The Gruffalo Word Rhyming Game which is aimed at children 4 years and above. In this box are two games; the rhyming game and the game There's No Such Thing as a Gruffalo game.
I'm lucky enough to be able to offer one lucky person a copy of the Word Rhyming Game (aimed at children aged 4 years and over). In order to do so, please do the following:
- Pop over to the University Games website, browse their products and then comment below telling me which is your favourite product
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Competition closes on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at 8pm. One winner will be drawn at random and notified that evening. If I have not had a reply by Monday 24th October at 8pm, then I will redraw. Prize despatched by PR. UK addresses only.
We were sent these items for the purpose of this review. Our opinions are honest and unbiased.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
The winner, chosen using random.org is:
- Emma in Bromley
Congratulations! Many thanks to all who entered!