Genre: fantasy, childrens
A copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles
too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the
Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that
the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the
powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to
part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more
charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.
- Albus Dumbledore
Eventhough I loved the entire Harry Potter series I never read the companion books Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and Tales of Beedle the Bard. Now that a movie revolving around the fictional author of this book is in the making it finally was the right time to read it. If you love the Harry Potter series you will probably enjoy this book, as once again it shows Rowling's incredible creativity. The book contains descriptions of magical beasts such as what they look like, where they can be found and some interesting facts. Throughout the book Harry and Ron have made some annotation, which was a lovely touch. I did very much enjoy this little book, but I do have to say that it was definitely long enough. If the book had been longer I probably would have gotten a little bored. Also, I would have loved if there had been illustrations for all of the beasts. Perhaps one day there will be an edition that includes this?