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Aug 06 2020

LEGO Batman : Batman vs. The Joker by Julia March

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Dorling Kindersley, 2020. ISBN: 9780241409404.
If you are a fan of LEGO and Superheroes, then this book is for you! In this brightly coloured comic-ish style book fans will see the ultimate list of superheroes vs villains and be able to choose for themselves who is the final winner!
In the never-ending saga, Batman wants to show The Joker that he is the boss of Gotham City and brings his friends Robin, Nightwing, The Flash, and Wonder Woman (to name just a few) to help him out. The Joker also has a team behind him comprising of bad guys such as Lex Luthor, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow (plus many more). They also bring their trusty vehicles along which many kids will love.
As children move through the book, they will see a huge range of LEGO Batman sets and minifigures which are used to create the illustrations for this book. All of which are said to be the latest toys - making it the perfect book for LEGO Batman fans!
This book is full of facts and information about the characters and their nemeses, pitting them up against each other in 4 different sections: vehicles, Gotham City, wider world, and loyal friends.
As a LEGO fan from my childhood, and now with LEGO loving children this was a great read. Although it was limited on words, it meant that both my 10 and 6 year old could enjoy it together and were able to both get enjoyment out it. They loved the 'Did you know?' section and often had to get up to tell Daddy (another LEGO fan) what they had read about. When I asked what their favourite part was they both loved the real LEGO sets and figures (especially their facials), with the only criticism from Master 10 who would have loved a list of the actual sets with item numbers so he could look them up to purchase! The two added LEGO figures (Batman and The Joker) were fought over for days, but a lovely tactile addition none the less.
Overall, this would be a great book/gift for a LEGO or Superhero loving child.
Lauren Fountain

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