Book review: Where’s Mo? by Harry Bloom and Sara Cywinski
Picture it ... long-distance runner Mo Farah joining forces with his fellow British Olympians Zara Phillips, Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley for an action-packed adventure, and you can join in the fun!
Mo, gold medallist in the London Olympics 5,000 and 10,000 metre races, has taken a break from his track training to become the star of a quirky new ‘Where’s Wally’ style puzzle book which puts our sporting heroes in the spotlight.
‘Team Mo’ has very sportingly decided to visit some of the best events Great Britain has to offer, and you get a ticket to ride with them. The catch is that you’ll have to find them first!
Search out Mo, Zara, Bradley, Jessica and Tom in the teeming crowds as they prepare to run, cycle and swim in the triathlon, take on skilled judo champions, race 100 metres legend Usain Bolt on the track and showcase their dives in the pool.
But that’s not all! Just when you think you’ve found everyone, there are ten other hidden things you have to find. And for those brave enough to take on the challenge, there’s a gold medal hidden in there too.
There’s a checklist box to tick off each person or item when you have found them in the 15 all-action puzzles and if you really, really get stuck, the answers are helpfully provided in the back of the book.
Where’s Mo is the ideal Christmas gift for good sports of all ages ... packed with colourful illustrations and reminders of our brilliant Olympic successes, this is a book to entertain both children and adults, and ward off the festive boredom.
So, what are you waiting for? On your marks, get set and go find Mo!
(John Blake Publishing, hardback, £9.99)