Harry Potter The Wand Chooses The Wizard

Harry Potter The Wand Chooses The Wizard

Posted by jack_miller | Published 9 months ago

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Wands at the ready! Whether you're a Hufflepuff or a Slytherin, from an old wizarding family or new to the wizarding world, your magical journey usually begins at Ollivanders wand shop. In this spellbinding hardcover book, Harry Potter film fans of all ages can explore Ollivanders and learn what makes a wand. Then take a wand for a spin as you discover the most magical moments from the Harry Potter films in this incredible book. The wand included activates seven different spell sounds. Simply perform the proper wand motion, hold the wand over the spell you wish to use, and tap the button. It's just like magic!
The content of this book assumes that the reader has watched all the Harry Potter films (or at least has read the books) which is a bad assumption to make. The films are rated 12 plus, but this book is clearly trying to target younger children (I doubt any teenager would want to be seen waving a plastic wand around?!)
I had thought it was more about how wands work and how to do spells, so bought this for my 8 year old son. I am so disappointed to find that it essentially tells the whole Harry Potter story in summary. This was way too much for our son, who has avidly read the first three books and watched the films, and was keen to be able to do spells with a wand. He doesn’t know how the Harry Potter books progress after book 3 as we’re holding off letting him read further for now - the books and films become much darker in content later in the series and we don’t think he’s ready to read them yet.
I am therefore really disappointed in the content of this book - it should have focused on the early Hogwarts years and not the complete story. The content has not been checked as to whether this is appropriate for younger readers. A real shame!

- kason_long

The book is nice but we had to replace the batteries in the wand as it wasn't working, which added to the cost and it still doesn't work. Very disappointed

- alannah_gonzales

Son really enjoys playing with this - although wand clip on cover soon became detached was able to devise zip-tie fixing to avoid the frustration of a MIA wand.

- celeste_murphy

This book is ok. It's a bit awkward as the sounds come from the book and not the wand but she still enjoys using the wand to play with. Never really looks at the book anymore

- braydon_gonzales

christmas present for my 8 year old niece, she loved it. didn't put it down for the whole day, much to the disgust of her parents who had spent a small fortune!

- trace_walker

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