The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Siblings discover a fairy world in charming fantasy tale.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 10+

The Field Guide: The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1

I read this book in maybe an hour and a half. I liked how the book never stopped getting interesting. I gave this book a five out of five stars
age 10+

Not for six year olds!

If this was a single book, I might agree with the age 6 rating that common sense has given. Unfortunately it is the first in a series of 5 books that need to be read together to make sense and complete the story. I read the first one to my son (nearly 8) based on this review, but had to do some serious editing with the remaining four based on language and content. (Several 'Oh Craps,' the word Hell, spilling the beans on the tooth fairy, etc.) It was an excellent series, but should be for older kids.

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