Wild Kratts MEGA-zine

Ages: 4 - 10Publisher: Topix Media Lab

We’ve seen many a transition from page to screen, some more effective than others. Here, Topix Media drives the successful and popular PBS Wild Kratts show in the other direction. Rooted in an curious appreciation of animals and penchant for adventure, animated brothers Chris and Martin Kratts let page-turning learners ages 4 – 8 hold the facts and features of animals—from the giant to the pint-sized— in their hands. Using the “power” of the animals (strength, speed, cunning, camouflage) as a guide, the activity book offers puzzles, word search, and codes to solve. Pull out posters, coloring, and puns add to the learning fun. Sold on newsstands for $9.99, it’s a fun present from a travelling parent and/or one who knows how to cheer up a sick day. Parents should note that the “Wild Kratts Mega-Zine” includes advertisements for other Topix Media publications.

Claire Green ©2018 Parents’ Choice

As president of Parents’ Choice Foundation, Claire applauds toys and media that unleash children’s interests and celebrate the fun of learning.