Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada Books #Reviews

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
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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.

Find Spooktacular Fun with DK Canada
“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!

To enter more awesome OMC giveaways, click HERE!

If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at [email protected]

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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