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Title : The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets!
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ISBN : 9781406365818
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets! Reviews

  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-10-17 14:32

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books CentralThis brightly colored, comic book style is "told" to us by Arthur Inkblot, scribe of Queen Elizabeth's court, and his ferret, Smudge, who adds information in the borders of the pictures. Each page covers a topic of history of this era, such as the Wars of the Roses, Christopher Columbus, or Palaces and Potties. Along the bottom of the pages, there will be asides such as how sewage was treated of the state of medicine. There are a lot of humorous anecdotes in the style of the You Wouldn't Want to Be Books. Each page is stuffed with facts and intricately drawn pictures. This is the sort of book that the right child will spend days poring over, making it a good choice for extended travel or lengthy visits with less than exciting relatives! Be prepared to make a stop at a library at some point for a more informative nonfiction book that might be needed to answer questions that arise about a variety of British monarchs and practices!More useful for pleasure reading than research, this book lacks any kind of table of contents, index, or bibliography. It is the sort of book that appears in museum gift shops and makes a more useful present than giant pencils or "funny hats of history"!Older readers-- make sure you have your bifocals on, or read this with a strong magnifying glass at the ready!

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-16 13:14

    A wonderful comic book style retelling of the Tudor times told from the perspective of Arthur Inkblott, a young man who is supposed to have been asked by Elizabeth I to document some key moments of Tudor history. I absolutely love the style of this book. It's a picture book, but a more detailed and intricate one than most with some archaic language to fit the theme. For this reason it makes it ideal for school children learning about this era or just interesting in history - to be honest, even I found it pretty interesting and a nice recap on a lot of things I'd forgotten! Each tale is told via a sort of comic strip at the bottom of the page, alongside a more detailed block text (which relatively small font) about each notable person or event. We are also accompanied on our travels by Smudge, a terrifically cute ferret who is both sweet and funny; he can be found along the margins of each page giving away small anecdotes here and there - or just pulling silly expressions! Everyone loves a good animal character thrown in to love.There are various events covered throughout, each given a page (sometimes two) to elaborate and illustrate the story - the illustrations are really great with lots of detail and have been made to suit the theme of the book again which makes them look slightly older; a nice touch. I especially liked the Spanish Armada and War of the Roses section however the Battle of Bosworth Field is also included and loved the comedy twist to the ways in which the stories are told without changing the tale. The reign of various people and some of their traits alongside some memorable figures are also covered including Henry VI, VII and VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and of course Shakespeare. The beautiful, glossy pages are sturdy and quite large so feel relatively robust - a relief when most books are quickly ruined after the first read when little hands are around! If I could have added anything extra to this book, I would have liked maybe some quick fun facts at the back or a little test to see how much we remembered from each tale to really solidify the learning aspect of the book. But otherwise, this is an educational, well thought-out, funny and cleverly illustrated text which I think both adults and children will enjoy - and of course little Smudge was great too! This product was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review; this in no way altered my opinion of this book.

  • Rebecca
    2018-11-12 16:18

    A wonderful comic book style retelling of the Tudor times told from the perspective of Arthur Inkblott, a young man who is supposed to have been asked by Elizabeth I to document some key moments of Tudor history. I absolutely love the style of this book. It's a picture book, but a more detailed and intricate one than most with some archaic language to fit the theme. For this reason it makes it ideal for school children learning about this era or just interesting in history - to be honest, even I found it pretty interesting and a nice recap on a lot of things I'd forgotten! Each tale is told via a sort of comic strip at the bottom of the page, alongside a more detailed block text (which relatively small font) about each notable person or event. We are also accompanied on our travels by Smudge, a terrifically cute ferret who is both sweet and funny; he can be found along the margins of each page giving away small anecdotes here and there - or just pulling silly expressions! Everyone loves a good animal character thrown in to love.There are various events covered throughout, each given a page (sometimes two) to elaborate and illustrate the story - the illustrations are really great with lots of detail and have been made to suit the theme of the book again which makes them look slightly older; a nice touch. I especially liked the Spanish Armada and War of the Roses section however the Battle of Bosworth Field is also included and loved the comedy twist to the ways in which the stories are told without changing the tale. The reign of various people and some of their traits alongside some memorable figures are also covered including Henry VI, VII and VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and of course Shakespeare. The beautiful, glossy pages are sturdy and quite large so feel relatively robust - a relief when most books are quickly ruined after the first read when little hands are around! If I could have added anything extra to this book, I would have liked maybe some quick fun facts at the back or a little test to see how much we remembered from each tale to really solidify the learning aspect of the book. But otherwise, this is an educational, well thought-out, funny and cleverly illustrated text which I think both adults and children will enjoy - and of course little Smudge was great too! This product was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review; this in no way altered my opinion of this book.

  • Thehappymeerkat
    2018-11-02 21:14

    I received this book for free from the publisher in return for a review. The following is my honest opinion on this book:The Tudors are an interesting part of our English history but how much do you really know about them? In this book Queen Elizabeth’s favourite scribe Arthur Inkblot and his pet ferret Smudge will teach all about the Tudors, from the war of the roses until the end of Elizabeth I’s reign.This book is a bit taller and wider than A4 size with glossy pages filled with images and text surrounding the pictures. Each of the pages has the same layout, in the central majority of the page there is the story and historical facts about the monarchs, all set out a little like a comic book. Along the bottom are facts about how the peasants, poor people lived and along either side on the edge of the pages reading downwards are a few ferret pictures and Smudge tells us extra facts along with a small snippet from a group of fleas too.The book is really well presented, I have to say I like the layout and would advise those reading it to read the centre part first before the ferret’s bit. Although I already have a keen interest in medieval history and know the story of the Tudor’s quite well I’m surprised how I learned a few facts including Henry VIII’s nickname.The illustrations are very funny and really make it much easier to absorb all the information. Despite the way I described this layout it’s very easy to read through and there’s no confusion at all. Kids and indeed adults will enjoy the humorous illustrations and the little ferret and flea facts are interesting too. The book ends with the death of Elizabeth I. There is no last page to say that this is the end of the story it just ends. The last page about Elizabeth’s death is like any other page in the book and I think there could have been an extra page with another quick note from the ferret or the scribe Arthur Inkblot like there is at the front otherwise this ending it feels a little abrupt, but this is my only criticism.For a great, fun and entertaining read for all ages (though aimed at kids) I would recommend this book. It’s a great introduction to the Tudors and I know I would have been better prepared for history at school if I’d read this book beforehand.

  • Whispering Stories
    2018-10-28 17:29

    The Tudor’s Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets!, is an impressively informative book about, yes you have guessed it, the Tudor period and the royal family.Now I’ve always considered myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to the history of the royal family, but this book taught me, yes this children’s book taught a fully-grown woman a thing or two.Such as… Did you know that after defeating King Richard III, Henry Tudor, the first Tudor king, actually didn’t have any claim to the throne, and that he placed the crown on his own head and declared himself king?Or that Queen Elizabeth I seemed to predicted her own death? She refused to go to sleep, so for three days and three nights she stood up in her room. Unfortunately, eventually she grew so weak that she had to be carried and placed in bed, where she fell into a deep sleep and never woke up again.This book is full of facts like the above two. I was actually hooked to the book and found myself not only enjoying it, but learning too.This will be a great tool to use in history class at school, as well as at home. Kids will love the book as the information is told in a fun way by Arthur Inkblott, scribe, and his trusted friend Smudge the Ferret.The book not only contains information on the royal family, but on William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and The Spanish Armada, plus more.Marcia Williams has done a splendid job of making history fun. If you are after a book that will actually keep the children interested, and taking in the information, then this is a good start.Reviewed by Stacey at www.whisperingstories.com

  • Candace Worrell
    2018-11-13 14:32

    It was a very crowded book with poor layout. The illustrations and the crowded format seemed very dated. I actually checked the publication date to see if it was published in the 1980s.Also, the ferret is lame.

  • Lindsey
    2018-10-19 19:37

    The information is good. I would have chosen a different format. The information is a bit much for a picture book format.

  • Chris
    2018-10-23 14:36

    Informative, easy to read, delightful illustrations, and, best of all, a FERRET!

  • Annette
    2018-11-01 17:27

    THE TUTORS: KINGS, QUEENS, SCRIBES, and FERRETS! by Marcia Williams is a highly illustrated informational book about life in Tutor times. Williams brings the 15th century alive for children through a series one and two page comic spreads that explore the people, places, and events surrounding the Tudor times. Each page is chuck-full of interesting facts and entertaining stories. Librarians will find this book to be a useful tool in the history curriculum. It will be of particular interest to children who enjoy the use of borders for added information and those who are attracted to comic-book style approaches. Use this book to jumpstart a deeper investigation of people like Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VII, and Christopher Columbus.To learn more about the author, go to http://www.marciawilliams.co.uk/.Published by Candlewick on October 11, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.

  • Angie
    2018-11-07 17:31

    The Tudors is a glimpse into the history of the Tudor Era. It starts with Henry VII winning the throne during the War of the Roses and ends with the death of Elizabeth I. It is a wonderfully, humorous way to impart some facts about history. It is told in a very graphic, comical style by Arthur Inkblot, Elizabeth's scribe, and his ferret. The main text on each page is a snippet about some point in history, like the War of the Roses or Christopher Columbus or Henry's Great Matter. Surrounding the main bit are commentary from the ferret and across the bottom is what is happening with the peasants. This book touches on everything from an heir and a spare to disease and sanitation to Shakespeare. It is a great starting place for kids interested in medieval history and the Tudor Dynasty. The style will definitely draw in reluctant readers. It is not the place to end your historical research, but it may just be the book to start it.

  • Rozsa Gaston
    2018-11-12 18:42

    Delightfully informative, the genius of this book is in its clever layout. Royals are covered in the large middle section. Lower class life is appropriately described in a narrow band at bottom of each page. Lots of fun facts about ferrets (animals from which ermine pelts were made, which only kings and queens were allowed to wear) are in the margins, as well as commentary and questions that young readers will enjoy answering with their parents. Pretended to buy this book for my seven-year-old for Christmas. Was really buying it for myself. A GREAT READ for parents to introduce their children to late 15th-16th century English history.

  • Sue Poduska
    2018-10-31 20:22

    England in the fifteenth century was a turbulent world, with many people feeling they needed to rule the country. Formatted like a picture book, but more like a graphic novel, the pages of this book are packed with information for kids just beginning to learn about this era.

  • Laura
    2018-10-26 17:20

    I love this author's style. This is the way to get kids to love history! I'd like to read all her books.

  • Cindy
    2018-10-25 18:15

    I was fuzzy about the timeline before, during and after Henry VIII and this book cleared that up. It is a little dark for young kids.