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My two and a half year old niece is absolutely in love with the Lion Guard and there are not too many products available yet ahead of its Disney Channel premier so I was excited to find a few books were already available.
It's a very paper thin book and as indicated by the 'World of Reading' affiliation is a perfect simple reading book for any child just beginning to read. If you're unfamiliar with how the levels work, they begin with 'Pre-1' which is aimed at pre school age for a 'reader in training'. Level 1 is identified as simple text and word repetition, ideal for a school starter really. There are no more than two sentences per page.
My niece is obviously not quite there yet but loves listening to the story and looking at the beautiful illustrations through out. The story is adapted from an episode from the TV show so it is not an original story. There are some animal facts thrown in on the back page, which I thought were cute and the Swahili phrases the characters use in the TV show are translated into english as a little 'buzz' fact on some of the pages.
My only word of caution is the overtly thin nature of the book. We like to really look after our books but this one proves quite the challenge as I anticipate it could get easily trampled on or torn.
All in all, a lovely short and affordable book. A perfect treat for somebody starting out reading by themselves or for any child who adores the Lion Guard.