Perfectly decent look at one of Nintendo's biggest cash-cows for young readers. If the way to get people to read non-fiction books of all kinds is to first present them with non-fiction narratives about things that are dear to their hearts, this is a good stepping stone for many a child. Highly illustrated and easy to read, the only potential downside is that they know pretty much all of this anyway.
What a perfect book to encourage children who are into video games to read! My son is part of the intended audience for this book and was immediately drawn to it when he saw the familiar Nintendo Switch on the cover with The Legend of Zelda on the screen. This book includes the history of the game, to include a timeline of its releases, as well as game basics, and the Zelda community. The photos are interesting, especially the photos of the old game systems and the gold collector's edition versions of the game. The book is colorful, organized, and, at 48 pages, is a good length for its target audience.
This was full of interesting and informative pages about Zelda. I showed it to my 10 year old and he skipped off with it to go and find out more about his favourite game.
Great pictures and screen shots from the actual game.
It was clearly written with young gamers in mind and the facts and information were all presented in a very child friendly manner, but not in a 'babyish' way (quote from 10 uear old).
A really good book for the 8-10 year old in your life who has just got into The Legend of Zelda games. Full of history about the games, the making of the games, and information about the characters and items found in said games. A good way to maybe introduce a reluctant reader to nonfiction books if they are slightly interested in Link. Colourful photos and infographics, pop-of-colour textboxes, and short paragraphs make it an engaging read.
Link is everything to my 8 year old son so this book is perfect for him.
As a confused mom who hasn't played video games since NES I was kinda sorta hoping for a guide that would make it make sense to me, but I know this is excellent for kids who are really into The Legend of Zelda games.
Obsessed, doesn't begin to surmise my love for the Legend of Zelda franchise. When I saw this book available for review, I jumped on the opportunity, seeing myself as something of a Zelda expert.
This was a fast read, with excellent photos, and formatting. There were a couple of little facts that I would counter as a know it all, but nothing that would make a difference. The book gives you plenty of other references to find more information on Zelda, and even references the way game streaming culture is in the Zelda fandom.
Thank you NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.
This book is awesome! It gives all of the background information about the Zelda games including: how to play, the history of the game including who created it and how it became popular, interesting tips and tricks, cool facts and anything else you might need to know about the game. There is an extensive amount of information about the origin of the game as well as the differences between the game releases over time. True Zelda fans will love being able to see the progression of the game over time. Using pictures, text boxes and other non-fiction text features, this book is set up for readers to learn and research. It would be a great high interest book for reluctant readers and a great chance to introduce readers to non-fiction texts. As a Grade 3 teacher I would 100% recommend this book to other teachers in this grade level and I'm excited to check out the rest of the series! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!