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Illustrated Stories for Boys [Hardcover]

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28 July 2006
A gorgeous gift for young boys, this fabulous treasury of "Usborne Young Reading" titles will delight and entertain with its mix of classic fairytales and original stories. It features well-known classics such as "Treasure Island" and "Sindbad the Sailor" alongside brand new stories about robots, pirates, monsters and knights. "Usborne's Young Reading" series was developed in conjunction with experts from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (28 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746074611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746074619
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great bedtime read for boys 9 Jan 2009
A fantastic book for young boys. My 5 year old was given the book for Christmas and has insisted on having a story from it before bedtime every night- now we've got to hope for a sequel!!
Each story is relatively short but the text and illustrations make the reader feel grown up whilst capturing their imagination - pirates, monsters, ghosts and adventures (but nothing too sinister!)
Now that we've read each of the stories together, my son is returning to the book by himself and beginning to read it independently, enjoying the stories just as much as the first time.
A really great buy and thoroughly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Our young boys love the stories and colourful illustrations. Stories are a mix of old (Sinbad, Treasure Island) and new (Robot Robbery, the Haunted TV etc). This is a physically heavy book for small children, and while the page binding is strong and well put together (it has a built in page marker), it wasn't strong enough to put up with moderately rough handling. The spine of our copy has seperated from the pages within 3 months. Its a shame, but we will still get many months of night after night, repeat reading out of it. Recommended, probably for boys 3 to 7, or even 10? Girls would probably dig some of the stories too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My son seems less than impressed. 14 Nov 2010
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I bought this for my 4 year old son last Christmas. I buy a lot of books as he loves to be read to (and to read for himself, now he can. However, this book has never been a favourite.
On a plus side, it is full of adventurous situations and imaginative scenarios, and I am surprised he doesn't seem to like it, as I enjoyed reading it to him. At first I wondered if it was too old for him, but I know this can't be true, because he has enjoyed books to be read to him that are defintely for much older children.
I think perhaps the stories lack a strong enough conclusion for him. Children with big imaginations may enjoy these stories more, but I think my son likes there to be more of a point to it all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book! 13 Dec 2009
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We love these Usbourne books, and have now bought two of these as gifts, plus a number of the others for our own collection! The stories are beautifully written and illustrated meaning that adults love reading them too. The book has a padded cover which is really tactile and is chunky while being a good size for small hands (approx A5). Fantastic purchase - great value for money!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely bed time story book 10 July 2014
By clair
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A lovely book with stories just long enough for bedtime read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book 8 Jan 2014
By jsim77
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Cant comment as I returned this item due to it have exactly the same stories except one as another illustrated Usborne collection. This seemed rather silly to me.
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1.0 out of 5 stars very dissapointing 7 Aug 2013
By gc
Just dissapointing all round, weak narratives, missing conclusions and thin on drama, these stories seem to have been thrown together in five minutes. You would be better off improvising a story from your own imagination and your child wont be left going "eh?" at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 year old son loves it 11 July 2013
By lille
the book features both new stories and classics abbreviated. the stories are wonderfully told and illustrated, being neither too childish nor too demanding for a 4 or 5 year old. most stories are short enough for a bed time read, and i enjoy reading them, unlike most books for boys! we must have read this book 5 times front to back by now and he still picks it up every night!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
Unfortunately my 3 year old not showing an awful lot of interest in this at bedtime at the moment, but I can tell it will be a classic in a few months to a year. Read more
Published 10 months ago by S. Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
I was surprised with the size of the book when I got it. Its an absolutely brilliant book and my son is hooked. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Iqtidar
4.0 out of 5 stars My grandson enjoyed these stories
A good varied selection of genuinely boys stories. My 6 year old grandson is enjoying them. There are enough that are suitable for bedtime reading too.
Published 15 months ago by Ros Hinton
5.0 out of 5 stars Re book
once again this was a christmas gift they liked it very much so i will look for more in the future
Published 17 months ago by lindsay
1.0 out of 5 stars Something not right about this book
Neither I nor my grandson (aged 6 when I bought this book) liked it. The stories were curiously unsatisfying and sometimes ended abruptly. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Grandad Bike
5.0 out of 5 stars Reading with Children
My Four year old boy loved the pictures that accompany the stories, helping him to keep focused on the story.
Published 22 months ago by John Calder
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Absolutely brilliant book for the money. The stories are lovely and the pictures very entertaining. I would definately recommend this book.
Published on 7 Jun 2012 by DebbieP
4.0 out of 5 stars Small but beautiful
This is a beautiful book with just the right amount of words:pictures for my 6 year old. He loves it. I was slightly disappointed that it is similar to A5 size. I was expecting A4. Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2012 by Bridget jones77
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed with this book
This is a lovely book, there is a nice mix of words on the page and pictures. the illustrations are also of good quality. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2012 by Spacedegu
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