Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada Books #Review

| October 30, 2019 | 136 Comments

Spooktacular monsters, legends, and mystical creatures are great to discover when reading. People can learn so much from these beings. DK Canada has a collection of books that showcase different legends and creatures for readers to enjoy. They asked us if we could have spooktacular fun reviewing some of these titles. We were excited to see what we would discover!

Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada Books

Below are the three books we received to review:

  • Monsters in the Movies
  • Sign and Symbols
  • Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters
Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada book covers.

Spooktacular movie monster fun

Movie monsters are what my family lives for. These creatures make us jump and laugh as we watch some of our favourite films and television shows. In Monsters in the Movies, Legendary film maker John Landis shares with readers some of the greatest monsters to stomp and slither across our screens. Landis also showcases other great movie monster makers and discusses the art of monster making wth them. Readers can also get a bit to a sneak peek at the secrets o the special-effects masters who created some of the legendary movies.

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Monsters in the Movies book cover.

One of our favourite sections from this book is the “Trolls” section. Trolls from some of our favourite movies are showcased. Tidbits of knowledge from each fo the films they are displayed for readers to learn and enjoy. 

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“Trolls” section of Monsters in the Movies book.

Behind the signs and symbols

I enjoy learning about signs and symbols found in literature and in everyday life. This is why I was excited to receive Sign and Symbols to have at home! This book shares with readers to find the answers to many of the signs, symbols, and traditions around the world. 

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Signs & Symbols book cover.

I love reading the “Fabulous Beasts” section of this book. There are so many different creatures shared for readers to discover. I especially loved learning more about the phoenix. I didn’t know that this character was associated with the rising and the setting of the Sun.

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“Fabulous Beasts” section of Signs & Symbols book.

Magical and mystical kid fun

My kids love to read many stories about heroes and monsters during story time. Some of the characters are based off of myths and legends from around the world. Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters teaches young readers the the history behind many of these characters shared on every continent. It also helps them to enjoy the art and history of storytelling throughout history.

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Children’s Book of Mythical Creatures and Magical Beasts cover.

My littles love all of the goodies they found in the book! They were fascinated to learn more about Maui, the demigod featured in Disney’s Moana and the Egyptian gods and goddesses. They were also captivated by how dragons are depicted in different cultures throughout history.

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Girl reading Children’s Book of Mythical Creatures and Magical Beasts book.

Spooktacular fun for everyone

My family really love all of the books we received to have spooktacular fun from DK Canada. We learned more about the movie monsters we like watching in Monsters in the Movies. I spent hours finding out more about what we see in literature and in everyday life in Signs and Symbols. My kids are constantly picking up and discovering more about mystical beings in Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters. These spooky reads are ones we will constantly reading to learn and explore these fun topics.

Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada
Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada

Looking for new ways to have spooktacular fun? You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada book covers.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to have spooktacular fun by giving away all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

  • Monsters in the Movies
  • Sign and Symbols
  • Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 29, 2019.

Good luck!

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  1. angie andrews says:

    I would love to read Wicca and Witchcraft

  2. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Would love the Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  3. Silvia D says:

    Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be sppoktacular fun!!

  4. sarah alexis says:

    I think the whole family would love reading about Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures!!!!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Sign and Symbols would be a lot of fun and my oldest, an adult, would absorb the information like a sponge.

  6. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book The Story of Painting.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Sewing Book New Edition, I’d like to get back into sewing but so much has changed since back then, materials for example that this book would help for me.

  8. angie andrews says:

    woodwork step by step

  9. Shirley says:

    Celebrations Around the World – Explore different celebrations from across the globe through fun and beautiful illustrations

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Needlecraft Book, there’s probably I lot of embroidery stitches in that that I don’t know how to do.

  11. Heather Swanson says:

    Sign and Symbols would be interesting.

  12. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    All of these books would be absolutely amazing to own. I have a very hard time choosing which would be my favorite. Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters sounds super awesome.

  13. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the Explanatorium of Science.

  14. Sylvie Mcwilliams says:

    I like Signs & Symbols.

  15. DebP says:

    I think I would find the book Signs and Symbols to be the most interesting read. It’s the sort of book I’d dip in and out of.

  16. Anne Derkat says:

    My family would enjoy Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  17. Tracy Taylor says:

    My teen would love to read the book about signs and symbols.

  18. Wanda B says:

    Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be most interesting!

  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Stitch Dictionary would teach me a thing or two for sure. From a herringbone stitch to a wheatear, over 200 decorative and practical stitches

  20. Dianne G. says:

    Cults Uncovered would be an interesting book.

  21. Shirley says:

    I think we would emjoy them all but probably Sign and Symbols the best
    Thanks

  22. angie andrews says:

    Signs and Symbols would be an interesting read

  23. Marlene V says:

    I would love the Signs & Symbols book

  24. Marlene V says:

    The LEGO Book of Bedtime Builds book also looks great from their website.

  25. Carey Hurst says:

    They are all awesome for our house but Signs and Symbols would be our top choice

  26. Shirley says:

    The Sherlock Holmes Book lear about the plotlines behind every case investigated by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Dressmaking Step by Step would be nice to have so that I can sew my own clothes.

  28. Wanda B says:

    Signs & Symbols would be great!

  29. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Supercraft.

  30. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ve checked for a book on sergers but no luck. I bought a serger about 6 weeks ago, built a table for it, bought a chair too but have been a bit too dubious to have ever used it yet. Oh well there’s always the Stitch Dictionary that I could learn from too.

  31. Shirley says:

    One Ball of Yarn would be a good book

  32. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn something new from the book Vegan on the Go.

  33. Sarah Perry says:

    Signs & Symbols would be a great book for my daughter.

  34. Toby says:

    Monsters in the Movies!

  35. Toby says:

    Dreams…would definitely find this to be interesting.

  36. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    signs and symbols

  37. angie andrews says:

    Celebrations Around the World would be very interesting

  38. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Handmade Interiors sounds really interesting, another book with a lot to learn in it.

  39. SweetPanda says:

    The Sign and Symbols looks very interesting

  40. Sandra McG says:

    the book PHOTOGRAPHY would be loaded with lots of new things for me to learn!

  41. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Dinosaurs Discovered while reading it to my grandchildren.

  42. Sandra McG says:

    Photography would be of interest to both myself and my granddaughter

  43. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Your Well-Being Garden.

  44. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My sister-in-law makes marvellous quilts and I don’t even know the basics so I’d love to learn a little bit from the book Quilting.

  45. Sandra McG says:

    the book titled Photography would be filled with new info that would interest both my Granddaughter and myself

  46. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Embroidery Stitches Step-by-Step sounds like there’s a lot for me to learn in this book.

  47. Dianne G. says:

    I would want to get learning from the book Beaded Jewelry.

  48. Wanda B says:

    I really like Signs & Symbols.

  49. Shauna says:

    My daughter would love the Mythical Beasts book – we just bought the DK Animal hardcover, and she’s been asking to read about 2-3 of the animals every night. A mythical version would be so interesting!

  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary would be great for my grandkids to read and learn from.

  51. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Fresh Flower Arranging.

  52. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My family would enjoy Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  53. doreen lamoureux says:

    Definitely Signs and Symbols. Have a great night everyone.

  54. angie andrews says:

    The Signs and Symbols book would be an interesting read

  55. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Manmade Wonders of the World, I’d love to read that book and no doubt discover something new too.

  56. Shirley says:

    Tech Lab has educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology.

  57. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from Simple Steps to Success: Herbs.

  58. Linda says:

    We would enjoy Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  59. Shirley says:

    The Bible Book explores the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time

  60. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Embroidery Stitches Step-by-Step would no doubt teach me a thing or two.

  61. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Quilting Step by Step.

  62. Shirley says:

    The Psychology of Achievement is a guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success,

  63. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    History of Britain and Ireland would provide a lot of interesting facts that would be new to me.

  64. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn something new from the book Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles.

  65. Silvia D says:

    Your Well-Being Garden would be a great book to learn something new!

  66. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations would be interesting for both my grandkids and for me.

  67. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies would be really fun.

  68. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Big Knits, Big Needles.

  69. Wanda B says:

    The book “Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters” would be amazing.

  70. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Back Roads France would be interesting, hopefully with lots of beautiful photos too.

  71. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn new things from the book Encyclopedia of Landscape Design and then I could make my yard more inviting.

  72. Lara says:

    I’m very interested in Signs & Symbols and the littler ones would definitely enjoy the monsters and beasts in the books.

  73. Wanda B says:

    Signs & Symbols looks so interesting.

  74. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I lived and worked in Denmark for 2 1/2 years and loved every minute of it. I’d love to have the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Denmark which would no doubt let me discover areas of Denmark that I haven’t been able to explore yet.

  75. Silvia D says:

    Zoology book would help me learn something new!

  76. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Smithsonian Handbooks: Herbs.

  77. Wanda B says:

    How fun it would be to read Monsters in the Movies!

  78. Shirley says:

    Manmade Wonders of the World looks interesting

  79. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Success The Psychology of Achievement.

  80. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Your Well-Being Garden sounds like I’ll learn a lot with that book.

  81. Shirley says:

    I would like the book Strengthen Your Back covers all practical aspects of back care, from diagnosis and treatment to exercises and pain relief

  82. Wanda B says:

    Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be fun.

  83. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Fresh Flower Arranging would come in handy during the summer months and hopefully teach me how to do it nicely.

  84. piroska says:

    Monsters in the Movies looks fascinating.

  85. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn something new from the book How to Not Wear Black.

  86. Shirley says:

    The Practical Astronomer
    A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky

  87. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies would be a fun book to read.

  88. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be a great book for my oldest son, he’s an adult but loves this sort of thing. I know nothing about these things so there’s plenty to learn there if I want to.

  89. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Down to Earth.

  90. Silvia D says:

    DK Eyewitness Canada would be such a great book for the familyto learn something new

  91. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Dinosaurs Discovered would be interesting as we live pretty close to where they used to be. My grandkids would no doubt love this book and learn from it too.

  92. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies looks like such an interesting book.

  93. Dianne G. says:

    I could learn something new from the book Pocket Birds of Canada.

  94. Silvia D says:

    Canadian Gardener’s Guide would be a great book to learn something new!

  95. Wanda B says:

    Sign and Symbols would be marvelous.

  96. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Celebrations Around the World sounds like a lot of interesting facts. Having lived in several different countries I have already noticed differences but there will be even more in this book.

  97. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning something new from the book Simple Steps to Success: Fruit and Vegetables in Pots.

  98. Wanda B says:

    We would love to read Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  99. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Dreams – Learn how to interpret your dreams with this in-depth guide to dream analysis. Now this is an interesting book, it’s not often I dream or least remember that I have and this would all be new info for me.

  100. Silvia D says:

    I have many friends that have gone to Costa Rica, love to visit so the book …DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica would good to learn some new things!

  101. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies would be oh so interesting!

  102. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the Arthur Conan Doyle books, so I think that The Sherlock Holmes Book would be very interesting for me.

  103. Dianne G. says:

    Cults Uncovered would be a book I would like to read.

  104. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies would be so interesting.

  105. Shirley says:

    I would like to read Manmade Wonders of the World

  106. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Woodwork step by step would teach me a lot I’m sure.

  107. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning from the book Garden Rescue.

  108. Wanda B says:

    Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be a really fun book for our family.

  109. Shirley says:

    I would like to read Strengthen Your Back

  110. Dianne G. says:

    I would love to learn something new from The Needlecraft Book.

  111. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Story of Painting must be very interesting.

  112. Wanda B says:

    I think Monsters in the Movies would be super interesting.

  113. Shirley says:

    Explorers looks interesting

  114. Silvia D says:

    Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life would be interesting to read and learn something new, the grandkids love dinosaurs too!

  115. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy sharing and learning with my grandchildren about the movie in the book Disney Frozen 2 The Magical Guide.

  116. Wanda B says:

    Monsters in the Movies would be such a fun book.

  117. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    One Ball of Yarn sounds like an interesting book to learn from

  118. Shirley says:

    I would lke to have the book 101 Essential Tips: Crochet

  119. Wanda B says:

    We would love Sign and Symbols.

  120. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    supercraft looks cool

  121. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to learn something new from the book Simple Steps to Success: Family Garden.

  122. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Your Well-Being Garden would no doubt teach me a thing or two.

  123. Silvia D says:

    How Philosophy Works book would be interesting to learn something new!

  124. Maegan Morin says:

    Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters would be amazing! Not gonna lie they would all be great though!

  125. Shirley P says:

    Walking For Fitness looks interesting

  126. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m definitely not on top of technology so I think that I could learn a lot from Tech Lab, as could my grandchildren.

  127. Dianne G. says:

    I would love to learn something new from the book Quilting Step by Step.

  128. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning from the book The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It.

  129. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Simple Steps to Success: Herbs. I know little about herbs there are so many different ones so I’d have a lot to learn with this book.

  130. Allison Matz says:

    They all look like good books, but I think my grandson would love Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  131. Wanda B says:

    I think it would be fun to read Children’s Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters.

  132. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Where To Go When is a must have book, the ultimate holiday planner and it even tells you the best time of year to visit the places it showcases. There’s a lot to learn in this book and a wonderful holiday to follow up with.

  133. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to read The Memory Activity Book and learn some tips to keep my mind active.

  134. Shirley says:

    101 Essential Tips: Crochet is a book that I would like to have

  135. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Cults Uncovered must be interesting, I know hardly anything about them and this would probably be extremely interesting to read.

  136. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning from the book Step-by-Step Home Design and Decorating.

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