Wednesday, December 21, 2016

FROZEN: A POP-UP ADVENTURE by Matthew Reinhart / Book Review

Story by: Disney
Artwork by: Matthew Reinhart 
Published by: Disney 
Released on: October 4th, 2016
Ages: 12 & up
Purchase from: DisneyAmazon | B&N
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Featuring nearly 20 pop-ups from the New York Times best-selling author, artist, and pop-up master, Matthew Reinhart, this breathtaking work of art revisits the enduring story of Frozen.

Elsa and Anna's remarkable adventure lives on in a 
magnificent display of paper engineering and artistic devotion. Frozen Pop-Up is a vibrant tribute to these beloved characters and teaches readers of all ages to let it go.

Featuring the Frozen story, illustrations, Matthew Reinhart's stunning Frozen pop-ups make this a must have for fans of FROZEN. 

This is one of the most beautiful pop-up books we've had the chance to read. Each page not only features a beautiful main pop-up, there are also other pop-ups/pull outs featured under the pieces that tell the Frozen story. That will make more sense when you see the pages in person. I think it's safe to say that we loved the entire book! Each piece of this story is absolutely beautiful. This is definitely a book worth owning! 

** While this is a great for fans of all ages to look at it, it's definitely not a book for young readers to look at by themselves, as the pop-ups can easily be torn. 

FROZEN: Northern Lights Adventure Notebook by: Elsa, Anna and Kristoff / Book Review

By: Jessica Julius and Becky Matheson
Illustrated by: Disney Storybook Art Team
Published by: Disney Press
Released on: November 1st, 2016
Ages: 6 & up 
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

A book written by Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff, who take turns documenting their action-packed journey to the Northern Lights. The guide features full-color journal entries and doodles created by your favorite characters, plus a double-sided pull-out poster!

This book is perfect for fans who want to join Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf and their friends on their new adventure to see the Northern Lights. It's full of fun, adventure, and friends working together.

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and their friends are back in a brand new adventure. Featuring journal entries, and illustrations from each of the friends, this journal/book chronicles the friends on their brand new adventure to find the Northern Lights. Filled with the same humor, and heartwarming moments you'd except from the Frozen Friends, this is a book worth picking up! With it's collection of journal entries, and illustrations, this scrapbook/journal feel will be a great read even for the most reluctant reader. 
This is a book we loved, and we'd highly recommend picking it up! 

"A true adventure is full of surprises." 

Have you seen Disney's newest Lego adventure? While this book doesn't feature Frozen Lego characters, this book is the perfect companion to that feature. This book will make a great gift this holiday season. 

A WARM WINTER by Feridun Oral / Book Review

Written & Illustrated by: Feridun Oral 
Published by: Minedition 
Released on: October 1st, 2016
Ages: 3 & up
Rating: 4 Owlets - We Really Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
A copy of this book was provided from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

One cold winter morning Little Mouse ventures out in search of enough firewood to heat his nest. But when he tries to drag his pile home, he realizes everything he’s gathered is much too heavy for him. Maybe his friends can help out, but they’d better hurry, because there’s a blizzard on the way. If they can find a way to work together and keep each other safe, maybe they can all have the warm winter they've been hoping for. 

This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the power of friendship, persistence–and a little luck–to make our dreams come true. This is a winter story that will warm your heart.

What's better than kicking off the Winter Solstice than reading a book that has winter, snow, woodland animals, and friendship. A WARM WINTER is about woodland animal friends working together to help Little Mouse get his firewood home. When an excepted snowstorm hits, things don't go as planned. If they continue to work together, they'll stay warm and safe through the blinding snow storm. With it's great illustrations, wonderful message about friendship, this is the perfect story to read on a cold winter's day. 

Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice! 

Today I'll be celebrating the first day of Winter by featuring three books that are just perfect for winer reading. Check out my reviews later today for:

Have a wonderful WINTER! 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~