*AD – please note we were gifted this book for the purpose of this review
The Adventures of Lillicorn in WooWoo Land by Lisa Moss and Thomas Bernard
Illustrated by Ayelen Lamas
Age range: 4-8 years old
If you follow my blog you will know that gender equality is important to me. One of the things that really stood out to me when I attended the government’s gender equality roadmap was the low uptake of girls in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) which is something that really needs to change.
I was really interested to review a book designed at doing just that. Full of bright colours and fun illustrations The Adventures of Lillicorn in WooWoo Land is about a young girl called Lillicorn and her adventures. But all of her adventures are around stem subjects.
The books has 10 separate quests for your child to complete in it. Think, make your own adventure style, with different icons in the book for the different quests. During the quests there are little quizzes and tasks to complete before you can move onto the next stage. At the end of the book are tokens to use for each quest. After each quest is a key for parents so you can see what skills it is helping your child to develop. There is a glossary at the end to help with this too.
This is such a refreshing book. We need more books like this to encourage girls and show them that stem subjects are not just for boys. Did you know only 15% of Engineering graduates are women, 19% for computer science and 38% for maths in the UK. Which is something we really, really need to change. So books like this help, they help to change girl’s mindsets from a young age. To show them these subjects are cool and valid life choices for girls and women. I love how the design of the book makes is accessible too, it cute and colourful like a book they would normally pick up. We need more books like this on our daughter’s bookshelves.
If you have a young daughter this book would make a great addition to her bookshelf. It’s fun, it’s cute and it’s colourful but it’s also about stem and encouraging girls to embrace these subjects. Not only that, it shows parents how they might be able to help develop this at home too.
If you would like to get your hands on a copy of this fab book, then I have one to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply enter your details below.a Rafflecopter giveaway
*Terms and conditions: Entries are open to UK residents only. The competition closes on the the 9th October 2020. Winners will be announced on social media and contacted via email. If the winner does not respond to the email in two weeks, a new winner will be randomly chosen. Due to current pandemic, please allow extra time for delivery.