- Series: Pokemon
- Paperback: 143 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; First Printing edition (August 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439103975
- ISBN-13: 978-0439103978
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Official Pokemon Handbook Paperback – August, 1999
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Zen masters never said, "You must learn as much as you can about your Pokémon," but Professor Oak certainly did. The grand teacher of Pokémon introduces this handy book about the Japanese craze that took over America in the form of a video game, trading cards, and a popular TV show. The handbook--written as if the young reader were a Pokémon trainer like Ash, Misty, and Brock--teaches kids which cards are the best to win a game and illuminates the stories behind the TV show. Geared to young readers, this engaging, colorful book is not for the Pokémon expert who has copious spreadsheets of statistics. You'll find fun facts about each Pokémon (Charmander is two feet tall and its element is fire, in case you didn't know), a clear guide to the evolution of certain characters, and a helpful pronunciation guide (great for parents). The book could have used a pictorial index of all 150 characters, but that won't stop fans from wearing out this handbook during their adventures as a Pokémon trainer. --Doug Thomas
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I recently re-ordered this to give to a cousin who is getting into pokemon. She seems very pleased. Even though this came out over a decade ago it's still a great read for any child who has an interest in the pokemon franchise.
My son is 9 and he thought this book was perfect for what he wanted. His younger brothers (ages 5 and 2) also liked it, and my 2 year old can now name at least 75 Pokemon by sight as a result!
I think it's a good, fun tool for the kids in that it develops their memory. Not only does it teach them the names of the Pokemon, but also their type and other information about them. I would recommend this book to any Pokemon enthusiast.