There’s nothing like summer vacation to set the mood soaring for any middle grader. They can’t wait for days of sleeping in, maybe swimming, bike riding, fishing, or getting to see friends and relatives more.
The excitement can lessen and eventually there will be a day or two where the ugly “B” word surfaces: Boredom.
Thanks to this new title from the award winning British actor and comedian, Matt Lucas, you have a quick remedy. He has assembled a plethora of easy to learn games in several categories:
- GAMES TO PLAY WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE
- THE SILLIEST GAMES IN THE WORLD
- GAMES TO PLAY ON YOUR OWN
- GAMES TO PLAY AT HOME
- GAMES TO PLAY IN THE CAR OR BUS OR TRAIN
- GAMES TO WEAR YOU OUT
A chapter is also included with suggested games from readers ranging from age 7 to 11 plus some background on games that have gone wrong in our history of having fun.
Fanciful black and White illustrations accompany the description of the games. Many are familiar but a few were new to me like ZIP, ZAP, BOING and THE FLOOR IS LAVA. Easy to learn and laughable to play, My Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Silly Book of games is available at AMAZON.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Lucas is an actor, writer and comedian, and co-host of The Great British Bake Off. He came to prominence in Shooting Stars with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Together with David Walliams, he created the smash-hit series Little Britain, winner of three BAFTAs. Matt has since starred in a string of UK and US shows, including Little Britain USA and Come Fly With Me, plus several blockbuster films including Alice in Wonderland and Bridesmaids. He featured as Nardole in series ten of Doctor Who and fulfilled a lifetime ambition to appear in Les Miserables.
Sounds like a very useful to book to have to hand (at any time!)!! Played the lava game a lot when I was under 10 (a long time ago!!) but I guess it was bigger this side of the Atlantic. Thanks for the review!
This would be a fun gift book for boring summer days and long trips.
Interesting. I wonder how many middle school students watch The Great British Bake Off? I read a cookbook by someone who had been on the show that wasn’t bad, Atherton’s Bake, Make & Learn to Cook. Good to have something to hand children to have the audacity to say they are bored. I just had my children clean the louvered doors, so rarely got this complaint!
This looks like a handy book to have around any time. I love games and I think most kids do. Thanks for the heads up.
A great book idea. Everone likes a silly game.