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Monday, 18 June 2012
LCD Publishing launches "It's For Boys"
Exeter-based LCD Publishing will launch a new title aimed at 5-7 year-old boys this Friday (22nd June 2012).
It’s For Boys, a new 13 issue a year title priced £2.50 is, according to distributors COMAG, “designed to make learning fun for boys, every issue will be crammed full of activities, stories and games using some of the most popular TV characters around."
Every issue of the 32-page It’s For Boys title will include numbering, spelling, counting, matching and observational activities designed to educate and entertain early-learners.
Featuring characters such as Garfield, Scooby-Doo, Spider-Man, Mr. Bean and Spongebob Squarepants, the publishers hope It’s For Boys will encourage young boys that learning can be fun.
As is almost the norm these days, every issue will have a covermounted gift. Number 1 will come with three great racing cars.
We can only assume that if this is a success the publishers, whose titles include Pony World and Action GTX, will look at other titles in the same vein. Surely It's For Girls can't be far behind?