Author: J.K. Rowling
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Summary: A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope most sincerely that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.
Review: Like any die hard fan of Harry Potter I needed this book for my collection, unfortunately I was disappointed. I found this book to be boring (which I was okay with because it was supposed to be a textbook), but there was so much missing. My biggest complaint was why the hell were there no illustrations? Every textbook I have ever read has had pictures to go with the explanations and that would have made this book amazing. Also I would have enjoyed it more if it was set up like a textbook, like if each creatures information was setup like this: appearance, size, habitat, behaviour, lifespan & stages, reproduction & development, anatomy and interactions with humans, or whatever else applied to them. But it needed organization. The part that I really liked was Harry, Ron and Hermoine's notes. I just wished there had been more of them. Also the book just ended, it needed an end note.
This was an okay supplemental read to the Harry Potter series if you are a young child. As a adult I needed more.
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