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Good but not quite what I'd hoped for
on 21 August 2012
I bought this for use with my 3 year old son and two of his friends as he'd asked for a themed book day at home and chose `The Gruffalo'. So what do you get for your pennies? Well, like another reviewer I was just as happy with the website but it was worth it for a few extras. My review will take you through page by page so that you can identify if the pack is worth it for your needs. I think the book is worth it if you look on it as an annual rather than for use with a party.
Inside cover - space to write child's name in, opposite page is an explanation
P1/2 - a double page black and white deep dark wood which you can either colour or use the sticker sheet to transform it
P3/4 - how to decorate cakes to look like warts and mice and on opposite page a blank cake to be coloured or for stickers
P5/6 - Gruffalo party food and party games ideas
P7/8 - information on musical statues and then blank cloud to draw the Gruffalo's great party idea
P9/13 - different party decorations to cut out, colour and make
P14 - drawing or using small pictures to make a Gruffalo Party Album
P15/18 - party decorations that can be cut out and some coloured
P19/21 - pictures to draw and colour
P22 - a darkened picture (the birthday candles have been blown out) and to use stickers to make eyes
P23/26 - pop-up cards for invitations/cards (for four people).
Additional items in the party pack include a stick the wart on the Gruffalo game (aka pin the tail on the donkey) and this was good fun! There are also a few stencils which are reasonably substantial but won't last a lengthy time and then there are 20 A6 collage sheets with different pictures on.
All in all, it wasn't a waste of money but I wish I'd been able to know exactly what was in it before I had bought it so that I could've compared it to the website. We did love our party food though and the internet provides some excellent ideas for very cheap ideas.