Max has just started to show an interest in comics and magazines, especially if they feature his favourite TV characters. We were recently sent the new Bob the Builder comic from Egmont, and Max was keen to get started and see what was inside.
The main comic is packed full of all sorts, from stickers to create a machine scene to stories, colouring, puzzles and posters. The stickers are perfect for Max’s age, and he loved choosing where to put them and added his own drawings to the scene too. Again, the colouring is perfect for him, and is something he loves so that was a hit too. The puzzles are possibly aimed at a slightly higher age range, maybe those over 3, but with a little bit of help from Gemma and Jacob, Max was able to tackle most of them, and had a lot of fun doing so.
The stories inside are your typical comic style, a great length for bedtime or a short story while you are waiting for school pick up.
As well as the main comic, there is an activity book included – this is full of more pictures to colour and puzzles to solve – a small extension of the magazine. This is something we have kept in the car, as it is the ideal size for on the go with a small packet of crayons! On the front of this episode of the magazine there was a small plastic hammer toy, which Max has really enjoyed too – he has been all around the house ‘fixing’ things.
Before now I wouldn’t really have considered buying a comic for Max. I know he enjoys looking at his older brother and sisters magazines, but I always thought these pre-school style comics were still a bit too old for him. However, after taking a look at this Bob the Builder one it is something I would consider now and again. Max really enjoyed discovering what was on each page and having a little bit of independence, choosing what to do and when.