Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tintin for young readers~Review


As part of the Timberdoodle Blogger Review Team I was given a copy of this fascinating Young Reader’s Edition of The Adventures of Tin-Tin:  Red Rackham’s Treasure.


Just look at that tongue…apparently Tintin requires a lot of concentration!

Written for children 9 and up. Let me just say that there wasn’t one child in my family NOT interested in this book.  In fact, my oldest two were so excited to see it, they snatched it up and took it hunting with them!  They both gave the book positive reviews and Banana Taffy really enjoyed the end of the book, where the REAL adventure along with actual photographs and descriptions is shared.  Here’s what Timberdoodle says about it:

New historical photos, original sketches, timelines, and more!
Now some of the most beloved titles are available in a popular, easy to pack standard paperback size. What makes this especially appealing is that there are now character biographies at the start of each book, so new Tintin readers can get to know the players in each episode. Even more exciting are the additional twenty-five pages of back-story. Parents who want more than a gutsy tale will be thrilled to find the global history of Tintin, with character and story inspirations, historical photos, original sketches, actual diagrams upon which the vehicles in the books were based, timelines, and more included in these newer reprints!


Sweet Strawberry Taffy has been so sick…this book was a great distraction for her!

I never realized that Tintin’s adventure’s were based on actual events!  The children all really love to read books comic style and to have them learning something at the same time makes for a happy Momma!


Finally!  He was the LAST one to get his hand’s on the book!

I even found myself laughing at some of the funny antics of the different character’s in Tintin’s adventure!  My only complaint, and this is just the result of my age more than anything…the words were a little small and I had to wearing my “granny glasses” in order to read the story.  The children didn’t complain though!  lol

Timberdoodle sells several different Tintin Adventures in this Young Reader version, which includes the historical information at the end of the book.  They sell for $7.99.  If this sounds like something you would love to get for your budding historian/adventurer, visit Timberdoodle

Tis the Season!!


Mrs. Taffy


Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of Red Rackham's Treasure Young Readers Edition in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


  1. Yes! Tintin is cool! There is a movie coming out soon too. I hope its good because we want to see it!

  2. Trav had TinTin's as a child. Our kids have all the books and love them. Did you know "The Adventures of TinTin" is coming to theaters on December 21st? Check out the movie trailer.


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