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Mar 14 2016

Yogscast: The Diggy Diggy Book

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Scholastic, 2015. ISBN 9781407163994
(Ages: 9-12) For those unfamiliar with the gaming world, Yogscast create and broadcast videogame walkthroughs via their YouTube channel. They have a huge worldwide following. This book is not about a certain videogame, nor does it give game tutorials. It is about the Yogscast itself (profiles of each creator) and includes funny content based on their popular videos. This book is not likely to be understandable to anyone who is not a Yogscast fan (don't be misled by the Minecraft references). It has a very specific target audience but based on their large following, that target audience is probably very large. While the Yogscast videos are not targeted specifically at children, the book definitely is and so it is child friendly in content and appeal. It contains lots of colourful artwork with textual elements often on the minimal side. There are also a few activities for children to complete. Young fans of Yogscast will love this, but it is most definitely a fad book with a time limit on its popularity.
Nicole Nelson

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