We were recently asked by Blossom magazine if we would be interested in reviewing the latest edition of their magazine, and let you all know about an exciting competition that they have launched. Ruby is a typical four year old who, when we go shopping, always asks for a magazine; so when we got given the opportunity to review Blossom, I knew she would love it. Ruby always loves all things girly and pink, which is great as Blossom is just that.
Blossom is published by Immediate Media who produce a range of BBC titles for both adults and children; it features many of Ruby's favourite TV shows and characters. The magazine is aimed at girls aged between 4 and 7. Each magazine is full of stories and covers many areas from ballet and bug hunting, to even learning some French! Each issue comes with a gift and the February issue contains a lovely fairy painting set. The magazine is priced at £3.25 which I feel is good value as the content and gifts are of high quality. I would have liked to see more content induced though as it is only a monthly publication.
The publishers are launching an exciting story writing competition in conjunction with World Book Day. Readers are asked to complete a story with their own words and ideas, and the winning entry will have it published, as well as receiving hard copies to hand out to friends and family; they are also hoping to arrange a story-telling visit to the winner's school by a popular children’s author. Ruby has said that she would like to write a story of her own to enter into the competition.
Ruby was so excited when I showed her the magazine; she sat down and read it cover to cover. She was captivated by all of the stories, games and puzzles, it was definitely a hit with Ruby. She has also made me promise that we will sit down this weekend and paint her model fairy!
Overall we are very impressed with the magazine, and I will definitely consider buying it for Ruby in future.
Ruby + Lottie Rating 8 / 10
Disclaimer: Whilst we were sent this magazine to review for free, all thoughts and opinions are our own.