The Phoenix of Destiny (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy: Special Edition): 精装 – 2015年8月24日
I, Geronimo Stilton, had returned to the Kingdom of Fantasy on the wings of the Phoenix of Destiny! Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, needed my help once again. But Blossom was behaving strangely. She sent me off on quest after magical quest, each one more bizarre and dangerous than the last. It felt like my missions were building up to something truly terrible right under my snout. Could my friends and I put things right again? It’s a story full of twists and turns, mazes and puzzles, and tons of fantastical creatures!
My only struggle with the book, is that often, the text layout and formatting of many pages doesn't line up very well with the flow of the story. For example, frequently, the page ends in the middle of a sentence - forcing a long pause while we flip to the next page (and, usually made worse by the fact that I'm reading in the character's voice). Often, this happens even when there is plenty of space on the page to have completed the sentence. Also, and maybe this is just in my head, it seems that many of these little side stories and extra activities are not always placed in a location in the book that lends itself to a natural pause. This means, now that you've found a break in the paragraph, you need to go back a page (or two) to read more deeply about that item you just missed.
There are lots of made up words and variations on fonts (type-faces) that relate to specific words throughout the book. So, the book could be a bit of a challenge for the early readers.
My gripe aside, the storyline is well constructed and easy follow for the little ones, and the book is full of colorful pictures that allow the younger (non-reading) listeners to follow along. I'll be buying more of this series.
This is a review for something that I purchased years ago. I believe he just got rid of it recently, after reading it many times!