What a wonderful treat. Scholastic Inc. has given us 32 pages of the most fantastic violence and mayhem your wee one would ever want or dream of. In this coloring and game book, we have "A Real American Hero," GI Joe battling the forces of darkness and evil; of course you know who I am talking about...COBRA! GI Joe and his buddies, Duke being the first, assure us that "Nothing will stop me from defeating COBRA!" Of course the next page the COBRA Commander, knives, guns, strange looking hooks, knives, evil masked face and all, assures us that "I will destroy G.I. Joe!" The dialog here is pretty challenging, so the reader must take great care not to miss subtle nuances as they occur or the story line and plot will be lost.
This edition of the famous G.I. Joe coloring books includes a number of full page drawings that can be colored with crayon o r colored pencil. Each drawing is accompanied heroic statements by both sides (but we all know who will win in the end...maybe!) There are a number of games included in this edition including a word search game, a pick the good guy picture game, an enemy match up game and an obstacle course game.
Also included are some nice colored cut out cards of your favorite character and/or bad guy and you are told that "your mission" is to collect them all!
This is a nonstop action book and has our gallant hero's battling not only the evil forces of COBRA, but also sharks, a ninja or two here and there, and the normal every day hazards of mountains, jumping from jet aircraft, scuba fighting and somewhere that looks like the moon surface. Let me assure the concerned parent or teacher though, there are no flying body parts, no blood splatters, no shrieks of pain, and no weaponry beyond that of the normal action hero.
There is also a nifty half page of stickers that can be removed and stuck to other things which include bomb flashes, one picture of G.I. Joe and one picture of an evil COBRA person, a star, dog tags and various COBRA patches.
I ask you...what more could you want?
This edition is geared for ages Baby through Preschool. Amazing! I guess our droll little fuzzy haired singing friend was right:
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.
Sigh, I miss my Donald Duck coloring books.