Sunday, November 18, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth by Thomas Weck and Peter Weck, illustrated by Len DiSalvo is a fun story that brings in an age old issue--jealousy.  Children, ages 4-8, will love to follow the story of Princess Belinda Been who was given the throne by her elderly father.  But all is not so easy, as Mean ol' Bean's jealous streak flares up and lures Belinda into a magic labyrinth from which he believes there is no escape.  L. Joe Bean is the Wiseman of Beandom, discovers Mean ol' Bean's plot.  Will he be able to save the Queen?

The book contains a two-page spread at the end for parents to extend the learning.  This should be read first, as there are ideas for parents to use before reading the story, as well as during the story.  There are also fun activities to reinforce what they children learned in the story, ranging from designing a simple maze to discussions about consonants.

The book is beautifully illustrated with colorful pictures that children will enjoy.  I love how it deals with an issue that children (and adults) often experience--jealousy.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this review.  As always, this review contains my honest opinions.

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