Such was my experience with Terry Denton's latest.
Kids love all things space-related, and this fabulous (yes, it's 'bumper'!) tome takes them on a supersonic journey to the stars, with drawing and imagination prompts, codes, quizzes, mazes, puzzles, seek-and-find and lots of cosmic facts.
Featuring the classic illustrations Terry is renowned for, a whopping 304 pages will have the kids busy well into January, so make sure you snaffle a copy for the Christmas stocking.
Title: Terry Denton's Bumper Book of the Universe
Author/Illustrator: Terry Denton
Publisher: Puffin, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: 22 October 2014
For ages: 5 - 11
Type: Activity Book