“ Author: Alison Maloney / Hardcover / 128 Pages / Book is published 2011-10-27 by BBC Books „
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Strictly Come Dancing has been around for a number of years now; I remember when I was around twelve, thinking that the show was for 'old people', however, fast forward a few years and I have really gotten into the show; especially this series. So when I heard about the 'Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Annual', I had to get it.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Annual is a hard-back book which is based on the BBC1 dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing. The book was released in the United Kingdom in October 2011 and so it is very recent. This annual is based on this year's show (2011). I have seen the book for sale in lots of places including supermarkets, W H Smith, and of course on the internet. Amazon are currently selling this book for £7.40 which I think is good value for money.
~ * What's The Book About? * ~
In this book, you will find, backstage gossip, information on the show, learn all about the dances, costumes and make up. There are also some games and quizzes.
~ * What Did I Think? * ~
Well first of all, you are going to have to be a fan of the show, or at least watch the show otherwise you won't really 'get' the book.
I loved the 'behind the scenes' bits especially seeing how the show is put together and how much hard work goes into it all.
I enjoyed learning all about the different stars and dancers on the show as well as the judges. There is a lot of juicy gossip in this book.
Although this book is 'fun', if you like the show, I would say that it is educational as you do learn a lot of facts and information about the show / dancers / non-dancers / judges etc. I didn't know much about the show until I read this; now I feel as though I know pretty much everything about this series.
The book is full of fun, however I have to say, it seems as though it is aimed at children rather than adults. There are lots of games and quizzes etc. However, having said that, maybe they have added the games and quizzes etc to make this 'adult show' appeal to children.
One thing which I don't like about the word searches etc is that because the book is so lovely, you don't want to spoil it by writing on it. I suppose you could photocopy it to save ruining the book.
The book is full of glamorous photographs which I find interesting. The photos are always good because if you have watched the show then you can say 'ah I remember that' etc.
I would describe the book as being a bit of 'light reading'. There isn't that much 'seriousness' about it. The text in the book is quite 'big' and simple meaning that it is easy to read; great for little ones. The book didn't take me t
hat long to read; I had finished it within an hour or so. However, it Is the kind of book which you can keep referring back to.
I would definitely recommend this book; it is full of glitter and glamour and would make a fantastic stocking filler for all Strictly Come Dancing fans this Christmas.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
After last year's sensational final between Matt Baker and Kara Tointon, as well as the many show-stopping performances throughout the series from Pamela Stephenson, Gavin Henson, Felicity Kendal, Patsy Kensit and Scott Maslen and some unforgettable routines from the professional dancers - and Anne Widdecombe - can Strictly Come Dancing really get any better?