Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa - others you certainly won't: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold ...As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too ...On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione - couldn't resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions.
This anthology is as the title mentions fantastic. It is a great companion to the "Harry Potter" series. I'm happy that this is organized in an alphabetical fashion. The definitions are well written and very descriptive. The illustrations are also great. They add something realistic to the creatures. There is 'graffiti' in the book from the main characters. I liked this detail because it made it feel more like an actual textbook. Overall, I can not speak higher on this book.
I recommend this to any 'Harry Potter' fan. Just go out and buy it and the other two books in the school set. They are amazing.