Considering this has been out for so long and been sitting on my shelf pretty much since it was released, I can’t believe I haven’t read it properly. I think I flipped through it quickly when it was bought, but it didn’t have a ‘read’ date on Goodreads. And since I have 2 days left to read 3 books in my 2017 challenge, it seemed like this would be perfect.

I found this book quite informative, reading a bit more about creatures you hear about during the Harry Potter books/movies. I do wish I’d read it properly before I saw the Fantastic Beasts film though as I would have had more of an idea what the creatures were.

My main complaint with this book was that it was just text. I know there’s now an illustrated version, but I did think there might have been some sketches in of some of the creatures and I found it a bit disappointing that there weren’t. I did, however, like the little doodles that had been ‘added by Harry and Ron’. Like this delightful one:

Childish but fun nonetheless.

Being so short and with such large text, it was a quick read and quite pleasant, but I think I will enjoy the illustrated version much more!

My rating: 4/5Average rating: 3.96
123 pages. Published in: 2001
Read in Paperbackon 29th-30th December 2017