I’m not a huge Sci-Fi fan. I watch it because the kids and Steve love it. I could totally skip most of it though. Yes we have Rogue One starting tonight and that’s one of the few movies I will watch because I was raised with the story line. I will honestly say that the Lord of the Ring movies was a waste of money for me. I slept (tried to sleep) through the first one. Steve decided not to make me suffer with the others but he has watched them. I will sit with the family but usually do something else while they’re watching it. But that’s okay because my family loves it. This year we decided to try to stick more with the 3 gifts rule for everyone. Have you heard of this? Its where each person gets 3 gifts, one they need, one they want and one to read. With our family I knew I wanted to get out of the box reading material. Last year Rae got all the typical girl books and Charlie got the latest in the Diary of the Wimpy Kid books. This year I wanted to share their love of Sci-Fi and spread it into their reading. I was blessed to receive copies of several books to review which are perfect for them and well any Sci-Fi fan. So here are some great books for the Sci-Fi Family.
For the Dot-to-Dot Lover
Marvel: The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book brings a new take on the classic Dot-to-Dot books from our past. Rae had gotten a similar book awhile ago and Charlie was jealous that we hadn’t picked one up for him. Well that’s what happens when you decide you want to stay home instead of going shopping. But all is good because he quickly took this one over and started working on it last night. He absconded with the book so fast that I wasn’t able to get a photo of the page before he started connecting dots but wanted to show you how many dots there really are in these photos!
Spider-Man completed! There were 714 dots in this one. They are not all connected in one single line. You do have to follow the directions which include starting and ending dots for lines and color coordination. It makes it easier to work on.
For the Classic Sci-Fi Reader
Classic Tales of Science Fiction & Fantasy contains 10 classic titles that is perfect for your classic Sci-Fi reader. This is a nice thick book that will keep them reading for awhile. We’re taking ours on our travel this holiday season so we have some quiet in the car. Its going to me at least 2 hours of quiet right? The authors included are amazing! I mean there’s Jules Verne and Arthur Conan Doyle to name a couple.
For the Sci-Fi Coloring Fanatic
I grew up with Tolkien books. I remember finding my dad’s old copy of The Hobbit and wanting to read it because he loved it. The movies I’m not a fan but the books I can read all over again! When our box came with Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book and A Bestiary of Tolkien Coloring, I was excited. These books bring Tolkien’s worlds to life for you to color. As a fan you can check out the worlds and decide on the colors yourself. Maybe you’ve always been told that the world should be dreary earth tones but you yourself see it full of more vibrancy? Make it so when you color the extremely detailed pages.
For the Crafting Sci-Fi Fan
I’m a knitter. There’s no mistaking that. A few months ago I got to review a Disney Princess Crochet book and loved it. I had some help to get the first two Princesses made for Rachael but have since finished the other ones from the book so she has a whole lot of princesses to play with. This time I got the Marvel Universe Crochet Kit. Unfortunately with the time we’ve had I haven’t been able to play with it yet but the kit comes with all the materials to make Captain America and Spider-Man! Hello I love me some crafting and add Marvel to it and you know I’m actually ready for this Sci-Fi time!
What are your favorite books for the Sci-Fi Family? Are there any that are a must read?