My eldest daughter is almost as big of a book worm as I am, she always has her head in a book, more often than not we will find her reading a story written by Jacqueline Wilson so when we were asked if we'd like to review the Official Jacqueline Wilson Mag, I turned into the best mummy in the world.
This magazine is a must for all Jacqueline Wilson fans. Filled with things to read, write and create, it provides hours of entertainment for your children, meaning just as much peace and quiet for you the parent.
Each comic also comes with free gifts. A lot of the time these "gifts" can end up disappointing, often breaking when merely touched so I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the items that were received.
There was a notebook and magnetic bookmarks (I've pinched a couple of these), a pop up pencil pot which my 5 year old took the time to make and a lovely stationary set. Elise has been using this with her notebook to write down ideas of books she wishes to write, she actually wants to be an author when she grows up.
We also received a gorgeous canvas bag with the magazine, all my girls shared the task of colouring this in and I'm told it has now become the sleepover bag.
This issue followed the theme of Butterflies, a nod to Jacqueline's new book, The Butterfly Club, which we will be reviewing soon. There was a great mix of activities including quizzes, arty tasks and Elise's favourite creating stories, there is certainly something for every child to do, I'm looking forward to making the painted rainbow butterfly cake (who doesn't love cake!!).
Elise was that impressed that she has saved up enough pocket money to buy the next issue.
I myself really liked it too. This magazine is of course perfect for Jacqueline Wilson fans but it doesn't exclude others. It is simple and fun whilst getting kids brains thinking and in turn getting their imaginations working.
The colourful pages grabbed the attention of my children. It had my girls laughing out loud and at times working together.
I think this magazine promotes learning and independence whilst remaining engaging to even the kids who tend to get distracted (my 5 year old being one). I'd certainly recommend this to other parents.
Disclaimer : I was sent this magazine FOC for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.