Witty Activities with Offshoot Books

I am a book person.  If there aren’t piles of books in my home I don’t feel at home.  I think it is rubbing off on my children because I often find them snuggled on the couch browsing through a book and more often than not I catch my nine year old reading a novel when he should be doing his chores.

Offshoot Books is a whimsical company that prints both adult and children’s books. I had the joy of receiving two children’s books from their Witty Activities series.  I was quite pleased with the choices they made for my family.  How did they know I have a few inquisitive minds that enjoy learning through books?!  Witty Activities with Plants and Witty Activities with People and Places are full of bright illustrations and are very engaging.  My six year old sat and completed four pages in one sitting and then held the People and Places book to his chest and asked “Mom, can this please be my book?”  I guess with three siblings to share with he felt the need to claim this book now! 😉

Witty Activities with People and Places includes activities and awesome facts about twenty two different countries.  There are mazes, dot to dots, matching activities and word searches.  You learn common foods eaten in each country and there is an enticing map of each country as well.  My favourite fact learned about my country, Canada, is that there are actually polar bear prisons in Northern Manitoba.  I had no clue!! I had to google to learn more about that….. ha ha!

Witty Activities with Plants is a wonderful resource for any family that adores caring for plants or gardens.  It is a great starter book to teach your children about parts of a plant, types of flowers, vegetables and fruit, types of trees, herbs, shrubs, vines, aquatic plants and bulbs.  It has cute cartoon illustrations but also includes actual photos of plants and types of fruits and vegetables. Similar to People and Places it gives your child a chance to do mazes, dot to dots, colouring and counting activities. The Witty Activities books really draw the child in in many ways. And….did you know that rafflesia arnoldii is the world’s largest flower? It grows in Indonesia and does not have a stem, roots or leaves!!

I am really looking forward to doing more pages with my kiddos in these Offshoot Books.  It is a great way to spend some quality time with my kids plus they are learning so much….and so am I!!

Do you have any book lovers in your home? Need some cool activity books to do with your children? Check out the Witty Activities series from Offshoot Books!  They have a lot of other awesome books as well that may strike your interest.  You can browse their catalogue here.  🙂


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  1. Jennifer Wilson says:

    These are awesome books. I will definitely be on the look out for them.

  2. kathy downey says:

    I will be checking those out,my grandkids love books!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Great books I’d say. Though I lived in MB for a few years I’ve never heard of the polar bear prisons in Northern Manitoba, so I too googled what that’s about. 🙂

  4. Cheryl Grandy says:

    These Witty Activity books sound like they would keep a child’s attention for quite a while. I like that they’re themed so you can match them with your child’s interests.

  5. Thanks for the review, I am going to check them out for my granddaughter

  6. Lynda Cook says:

    These sound great, something to consider for the grandkids!

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the fact that these books are full of bright illustrations, that is another thing that catches a child’s attention.

  8. My granddaughter would love the book on plants. Thank you for the info.

  9. Looks so great – will check these out!

  10. That book looks like a wonderful way to learn about plants.

  11. kathy downey says:

    My grandkids love books,thanks for the review !

  12. Carole Dube says:

    My granddaughters love books, these book sounds very interesting!

  13. I haven’t seen this Witty Activity series before – thx.

  14. They have a great catalogue! Would also love to read the “Things around us” book.

  15. kristen visser says:

    what perfect and fun way to learn!! What a fabulous line of activity books

  16. My guys always loved activity books.

  17. These activity books sound like they would keep my granddaughter busy for a bit, she loves activities book!

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