Saturday, 21 January 2017

Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds, The Metal Mobile - review and competition

We were asked to review this book from Boolino and also tell you about a fantastic give away.

To stand a chance of winning one of 500 copies of Danny Dingle's Fantastic Finds by Angie Lake, all you have to do its register here. http://www.dannydingles-fantastic-finds.co.uk/ If you are not one of the lucky ones everyone who registers gets a free mega activity pack to download!!

But don't rush off just yet, let me tell you about the book.



 First Impressions

This book is simply fun from the start, the lovely bright blue tactile cover and the blue bleed onto the edges of the pages is simply stunning. The line illustrations take me back to the fun of traditional comics that I enjoyed as a child. The book is lightweight paper back and perfect for fitting into a school bag or travel bag.



The Story

It begins by telling you not to read it, don't turn the page or the book will explode. Will you believe it? Curiosity will prevail, right from the start. 
Danny Dingle is young school boy who wants to be an inventor. He shares his experiments with his friend Percy and pet Super Dog. His Dad is also very helpful to the dismay of his long suffering mum!

Danny also has a hero in the form of Metal Face and wants to be his future assistant, he'll do anything to go and see his new movie, but can he get an A in science at school?

The story covers Danny's school life, his experiments, and the school soap box race. It has no chapters but there is not huge amounts of text on each page and it's easy to read.

The Illustrations

I love the comic like illustrations, along with the text they really bring the book to life and make this funny story even more fun to read.



The Blurb

Because we all like to read the blurb on the back...


Meet Danny Dingle, aka Experimental Face (ha ha) - super-secret spy and future assistant tothe greatest superhero EVER, Metal Face!

Danny and Percy know they have to pull out all the stops to beat Danny's arch-enemy, Gareth Trumpshaw, who's an evil genius, with an evil genius dad.
(They are also big fat cheaters!)

Can Dad;s special brew of super-fizzy cola save the day? Or will it be down to Superdog to come to the rescue yet again?

The Verdict

The book is aimed at early readers 7-8 yrs. However, all my kids loved it (Ages 6 to 11) and even though it seems to be more aimed at boys, the girls loved it just as much as their brother. It was a real page turner and they all found it funny, We will definitely be looking out for the next book.

If you don't win a copy of the book in the fabulous give away above you can purchase it at Boolino, recommended price is £6.99 but you can currently save 30% and get it for £4.89


Disclosure: As a Boolino Blogger I received a copy of this book in return for my review. All thoughts and opinions of myself and my children are our own.

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay



Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I've also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me...is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I've loved. If I don't love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It's always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I'll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.
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