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the ice monster is a very good book half historical with many things like queen Victoria to alive wolly mammoths and a made up orthan at the end of the book you can actuly learn true facts i think this books illustrator tony ross did an amazing job with the pictures so anyone who sees this book review you should read it.
I enjoyed this story. It was light, funny and very well written. The characters were each very different and at the same time all searching for the same thing. A place to call home. Highly recommended.
My son has just turned 7 and is a proficient yet reluctant reader. This book has literally sparked an obsession with reading, he can't get enough! I was initially wary of the author, as i'd read that his books are perhaps not for younger readers. I started off reading this aloud to my son at bedtime, and he was so eager to find out the ending he read it himself - no small feat for a child who, until now, had been opposed to even reading short reading books sent home from school. In the past couple of weeks he's read most David Walliams books and most Roald Dahl - we're running out of books to keep him happy! Highly recommended - a gripping story for 6+.
Is it not false advertising, when on the front cover encircled in a gold star it says "FREE WOOLLY MAMMOTH INSIDE",. Now most people, me included will think there is a woolly toy to have or send for free, but it turns out to be a " CUT OUT " on the back cover of the dust jacket. I'm not saying anything about the book because it's a gift and I have not heard of it before till I was asked to get it for Christmas but it was a let down to see the cut out of the woolly mammoth.