Author: J.K. Rowling
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 3,5 stars
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.
Proceeds 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
First, a word of warning. If you’re not a die-hard Harry Potter fan, this book isn’t for you. You’ll probably dislike it. It’s, in short, a run down of the fantastical beasts you come across and hear about when reading the Harry Potter books, where they live, how dangerous they are, and some characteristics. There’s no adventure, no story – this is the book Harry had to study in one of his classes.
It doesn’t make for very exciting reading, but as a Harry Potter fan, it’s still fun to read about these monsters. The best part about the book is that it belonged to Harry Potter (or so it says) and there are notes added by Harry and Ron. It’s a cute touch and makes the book all that more fun to read.
If you don’t like Harry Potter, I doubt you’ll like this book, but if you are a Harry Potter fan (like every sane person on this planet) then I would recommend you give it a shot.