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Justin Bieber annual

Submitted by on November 15, 2010 – 7:12 pmNo Comment

If your child is a fan of Justin Bieber then I’d say this book is a ‘must have’ present for Christmas!  At £7.99 it makes a nice stocking filler.

Buy online here: www.mombooks.com

Price £7.99

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Initial thoughts: Wow! An Annual! I remember getting an annual each Christmas from Santa when I was a kid, but in recent years I haven’t seen that many in the shops.  Maybe I wasn’t looking but I still felt excited when I opened the envelope to find this annual there!  The one I received was ‘Justin Bieber’.  I knew who he was but I wasn’t sure if my 7 year old daughter would know, so I showed her the book.  She did know him but he isn’t one of her ‘faves’.  She’s more into High School Musical and Camp Rock but she took the book from me in any case and dug in…

We liked: It was a good quality book – hardback with lots of glossy photos inside and pages of facts and quizzes.  I asked my daughter what she thought and she was more impressed with the ‘fizzy letters’ on the front of the annual (the word ‘Unauthorized’ was in a font that looked fizzy!) than she was with the actual subject matter.  We read through some of the pages and my daughter honed in on a quiz.  She read out the questions: “Would you like to be famous one day?” This prompted an interesting discussion between us so it was a nice way to tap into her hopes and dreams for the future, without getting the ‘brick wall’ that mums sometimes get when you ask a question, like “How was school?” – answer “Dunno”!!

We weren’t keen:
Oh this book made me feel old!  On the facts page, Justin’s star sign, hometown, siblings and favourite superhero were listed, but his date of birth was 1994!  So someone born in 1994 has an Annual out – I was just finishing college in 1994!  Also there was a picture of Justin with a glamorous looking glossy haired woman on the red carpet and when I read closely it was his mother!  She looked younger than me!!
Overall: If your child is a fan of Justin Bieber then I’d say this book is a ‘must have’ present for Christmas!  At £7.99 it makes a nice stocking filler.

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