Today wraps up this fantastic week-long event. For many of us, history is a passion where Royals of the past completely fascinate us. So to celebrate this last day, I have an absolute treat for both eyes and mind that will peak your curiosity...
Book Review : The Raucous Royals, by Carlyn Beccia
…I dare you to judge this book by its cover…
Trust your feeling-You’ll be right on.
Instantaneously this book will grab your attention with its gorgeous cover, regal writing, royal colours and cleverly amusing illustrations. A deliciously tempting visual fest, The Raucous Royals is filled with the most outrageous historical rumors that instantly captivate the interest. Your child will want to find out –Did that happen? That’s so funny! That didn’t happen!...Or, did it? No way to find out but to keep on reading; and that’s what will happen cause your child won’t let you put it down.
Carlyn Beccia (check out her blog)is a fantastic author! She has devised a sure way to whet a child’s appetite for history. The book is filled with guessing games, secret codes, experiments, quizzes and the most hilarious, almost caricature-like illustrations ever. And that’s only the half of it…the best part is savored in the history! That’s where you discover whether King Richard really did murder his nephews; or whether Anne Boleyn had six fingers; if Mary Queen of Scots plotted to assassinate her cousin Elizabeth I-or- if King Louis XIV took only three baths in his life! What?!
All rumors? Or fact? You won’t be misled. Everything is explained with clarity, fun, and complete accuracy. Carlyn Beccia’s work reveals itself as intelligent, witty, creative and well researched. The Raucous Royals is filled with interactive, thought provoking questions and topics that trigger the mind. Your child will love using his detective instincts to search and find out the truth while learning interesting historical facts. I just can’t say enough about the presentation and content of this book. Well written and beautifully illustrated; the book will captivate young children, while being sophisticated enough to keep older teens just as enthralled.
The perfect blend between historical accuracy and splendor in creative entertainment, The Raucous Royals depicts history through an amazingly unique and enticing approach that will have kids falling in love with the past.
Ages: 7…(adults will absolutely love this book too – along with the whole experience!)
What does Sophia have to say?
What I liked:
I liked reading about Henry VIII so much! He was so fat that his servant people carried him around. He’s my favourite and that was so funny. I even learned how to write the code like Mary the Queen of Scott. That was fun too.
What I think:
Right now this is my favourite, bestest book in the world.
Rating: 5 Castles butI want to give it 6!
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REMINDER: Also on todays HF Bloggers Round Table Schedule:
Historically Obsessed receives Royal Heiress of the Day: Marie
Guest Post: Me & Anne Boleyn
AND-- GET This...
At The Burton Review: Guest post by Robin Maxwell - AND - 2 GIVEAWAYS!!!
Plaidy's Royal Intrigue already has a GIVEAWAY going on right now...
PLUS Another PLAIDY GIVEAWAY HERE!!!
Marie also has an update on ALL THE GIVEAWAYS LISTED SO FAR, on this last day of this spectacular event!!
Yet ANOTHER Original GIVEAWAY at All Things Royal..A must-enter!!
At Hist-Fic-Chick there's a GIVEAWAY of an autographed copy of Philippa Gregory's The Constant Princess!!