Countdown begins for Disney’s Wonderful World of Knowledge

THERE’S just a week to go before readers embark on a magical journey through Disney’s The Wonderful World of Knowledge — and Morpeth children have enjoyed a sneak peak at the collection.

Next week all Morpeth Herald readers can pick up a FREE copy of Dinosaurs — the first in a fantastic set of 24 children’s books that make up a fabulous encyclopedia, featuring all your favourite Disney characters.

The glossy, hard-bound books explore a wide range of exciting topics, from Planet Earth to Space and Wonders of the Sea to The Kingdom of Mammals, along with The Marvels of Science, Sport, Great Travellers and Explorers and Dance, Drama and Music, to name but a few.

While the collection is suitable for young readers aged five to 10 years, the fascinating facts and colourful illustrations, together with appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Donald and friends, will bring the joy of reading to the whole family as grandparents and parents share the experience with children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews — there are even suggested activities to ensure everyone gets involved.

Morpeth children who enjoyed a preview of the collection over the last week have certainly given it the thumbs up.

Nine-year-old Hugh O’Brien said: “The set of The Wonderful World of Knowledge non-fiction books is interesting and stands out really well. I got ‘Birds’ and learnt a lot about them. The facts are true and the ‘amazing facts’ are great for small kids because it means that you can learn something amazing without reading a whole page. This makes it great for younger readers too.”

Classmate Tom Butler said: “The books are fab with great information. The colour and pictures are full of adventure.”

Rebecca Pitcher, aged eight, said: “Some non-fiction books are dull and not so colourful, but these ones look like fun. I would really recommend these books. The books are fab, I love them.”

Michael Laux, also eight, said: “They are brilliantly illustrated and give you a lot of knowledge.”

Eight-year-old Lucy Coulson read the Great Travellers and Explorers book, but is keen to try others. “I would love to read the rest of the series because the books are brilliant,” she said.

And Caitlin Love, also eight, said: “Overall, I think these books are great.”

The 56-page Dinosaurs book features everything from a terrifying T-Rex to giant horned herbivores and includes a full glossary — useful for looking up those long names.

It can be picked up free with the Herald next week and each following week readers can take advantage of our special promotion to buy additional titles at just £2.99 each.

The collection builds up to a truly superb encyclopaedia that will have children returning time and again to the book shelf to explore the topics.