Terry Deary has turned learning into real enjoyment, and this history book series is no exception.
From nasty Norsemen and cut-throat Celts, to hated hooligan Huns and sword-swishing Samurai discover the truth about wicked warriors and their blood-thirsty battles.
'Want to know:
which woeful warrior's name actually means Happy Chicken? whose savage stallion liked to munch on human flesh? why Ninja poo was a deadly warrior weapon?
It's all you ever need to know about Warriors - all the gore and more!
Durable and vividly illustrated cover opens to 93 high quality pages, split over handy sized chapters, with an introduction, an epilogue and an 'Interesting Index' - Hang on! This isn't one of your boring old indexes. This is a horrible index. It's the only index in the world where you will find 'burst bladder', 'underpants', 'mouldy bodies' and all the other things you really HAVE to know if you want to be a 'horrible historian'. Read it and creep.'
A colourful handbook, written in a variety of texts, broken up with oodles of illustrations and cartoons,...... plus...... it is packed full of information.
Look out for the other handbooks in the series, too.
This handbook is a good complement to the Horrible Histories CBBC series and DVDs. My 10-year-old son enjoys it greatly. It brings history alive for him and helps him to think that history is not boring.
I like the series, they are funny and tell some of the lesser told parts of history. One have to remember that they are written for 10-15 year old-ish. the author have said that it is difficult not to write something wrong, because the first constants used to be considered the truth, but by the time the rest of the book had been written, those truths had been disproved. Also a good theme in the books is that you shouldn't always believe what a historian have written, because the winner writes the history.
I am a young teenager and thought this book looked interesting. It was. It is a really great book about war through the ages explained in a light and easy to read style. Children aged under 12 or so would enjoy it more, but it is still good. The reason I only gave it 4 stars is that a lot of it was pictures and not much information, but it was still an enjoyable book to read that I would recommend. It has some very interesting things in it too that are surprising and humorous.