Fast Forward – AD sent for review and giveaway

You all know that I’m a bit of a petrol head and a lover of motorsport generally.  My son has grown up with my love of Formula One in particular and I’m proud to say that he’s also a Ferrari fan!  I knew he’d enjoy looking at the latest release from Quarto Children’s Books, Fast Forward by Adam Skinner which was published earlier this month.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward is a large 80-page hardback book aimed at children aged 7 years and over.  It showcases eighteen different circuits and iconic events, held in thirteen different countries.  It’s not just Formula One that’s covered, but also Nascar, the Dakar Rally and the Indy 500.

Fast Forward

The book is beautifully illustrated throughout and provides information on each circuit or event, as well as on the drivers and cars who have raced it.

Fast Forward

The start of the F1 season is held at Albert Park in Australia these days and I can remember just how unlucky Ricciardo was in 2014 and how lucky Martin Brundle was to get out of his 1996 crash there.

Fast Forward

Spa is somewhere I’d love to watch the racing live one day.  It’s such a challenging circuit, undulation through the Ardennes forest.  As with all of the circuits and races featured, there’s information about different corners or elements of the race and lots of facts and figures for children to enjoy.

For something totally different, the iconic street circuit race around the Circuit of Monaco is a must see.  Fast Forward also informs children about the racing cars of days gone by, cars that my Dad will have seen racing in the past.

Fast Forward

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is somewhere else I’d love to take my son one day with it’s uphill climbing.  My son was lucky enough to meet Sir Stirling Moss at Flywheel a few years ago, and we both adore the E type Jaguars.

Fast Forward

Any motor racing fan is going to end reading Fast Forward.  I’ve added my Amazon Affiliate link below (I do earn from qualifying purchases) as it’s currently on special offer for £15!

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’m pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win Fast Forward worth £20.00 for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to Quarto, in order that they can arrange delivery.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.

The giveaway will close on 12th June 2019 at midnight.

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Fast Forward worth £20.00

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

A Mum with a 9 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

24 thoughts on “Fast Forward – AD sent for review and giveaway

  1. My two boys are always pleading with me to take them to the Monaco Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco because they think it would be the best experience ever!

  2. I would love to see the Monaco Grand Prix. I know it’s no longer the only street circuit but it’s the classic one isn’t it? And it’s been immortalised in so many films. The bends, the hills, the tunnel – they are iconic, and to see those powerful cars and skilful drivers negotiating them would be a dream come true.
    Jane Willis

  3. The Australian Grand Prix would be great. I visited a small Australian racetrack years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it so seeing a F1 race in Australia would be even better.

  4. the Nürburgring, I would love to ride this circuit as its the biggest and best in the world, unfortunately not up to formula 1 standards but more challenging.

  5. I would love to go to the Monaco Grand Prix, I’ve been to Silverstone 8 times, but Monaco is the pinnacle of Grand Prix races

  6. Have always wanted to see the really bendy Stelvio pass in Italy, but might need a helicopter too, to see it at it’s best.

  7. Monaco Grand Prix for the thrill and excitement of the race, perhaps a bit of celebrity spotting too.

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