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8 year old loved it, now hooked on these books
on 2 October 2016
My 8 year old absolutely loved this set, and finished the whole lot very quickly. The books are manga, graphic novel style rather than being a typical text story as he's used to, but he took to it very easily as he loves Pokemon.
After finishing this set, he's requested me to buy the next box set too, so it's a definite hit. I've had a look at prices and it's definitely cheaper and better value to buy the whole box rather than each one individually, so it looks like I will have to buy all of these box sets!
If you have kids who are into Pokemon, I'm sure they would love it! The stories are different to the ones in the games and on the TV shows, so he found this more interesting as he gets a bit bored reading the other junior Pokemon novels which very closely follow the TV episodes (not so exciting when you already know exactly what will happen!!) but these Manga Pokemon books are allowing him to find out something new, meet new characters and follow new stories, which was very exciting for him. This set includes books on the Pokemon trainers: Red, Blue, Green and Yellow rather than the typical Ash of the TV show.
The print quality is good. The poster included is very small, so he wasn't as bothered about that, but still nice to have.
Note: read the book "back to front" (right to left) as it's Japanese and that is their tradition, but all of the text inside is printed in English