Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Let Your Kids' Creativity Soar Thanks to These New Beauty and the Beast Books

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these books, free of charge,from Parragon Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

As we're ALL aware, there is a new Disney movie opening up FRIDAY, that has the internet abuzz- Hermione as Belle, oh my! 

beauty and the beast sample

Unfortunately for many of us, the director chose to deviate from the original cartoon movie and add in adult matter. And while the movie is obviously made FOR adults, it has been marketed to kids, and there within lies the issue at the hard heart of the debate, which is now causing parents to rethink taking their kids to see the move. I would urge you to SEE it first, and then decide whether it's right for YOUR kids, and to make sure you have plenty of discussion about what was added and why, and how it corresponds to YOUR family's beliefs.. 

beauty and the beast covers

But there is NO denying the movie is going to be ALL over your kids' world, from commercials, to movie previews, to books and more. I was able to check out 2 such related books and be able to share them with you. Due to the changes in the movie, I can't add these 2 books into my Easter gift guide-but if you are ok with the movie, then you may want to pick up these 2 books for your daughter/granddaughter/niece.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Dreams cover

Disney Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Dreams cample collageDisney Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Dreams

This book allows you to let your imagination come to life. Be inspired by the mysterious and magical world of Beauty and the Beast, the live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic. Create a new song for the enchanted objects to sing, imagine a brand-new beginning to the story, and write Belle's diary for a week. Do you dare enter the Beast's castle and let your imagination loose?

Aimed at kids ages ages 8-12, this book includes 2 fun dice that you punch out (as seen above), to use as part of your story writing. The book really stresses creative writing ans is perfect for young ladies who love crafting their own tales! With it's gold embossed cover, it is definitely the richer looking of the 2 books, and really appears more like a fancy journal, thanks to its heavier stock pages and binding.As you can see the writing prompts are appropriate for this age level, and even 13-15 yr olds might like it as a free writing journal.


Disney Beauty and the Beast Beauty Lies Within cover
Disney Beauty and the Beast Beauty Lies Within sample
Disney Beauty and the Beast Beauty Lies Within

Use your imagination in this Disney Beauty and the Beast Beauty Lies Within book. The magic of Belle and the Beast can be discovered in this unique and creative book. Create and color art inspired by the enchanting story of Beauty and the Beast, the live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic starring Emma Watson. True beauty is found within.

This book is aimed at kids ages 8-12, and helps to inspire their imagination and creativity, in a way that does honor the original movie. As you can see by the above sample, filling in the names and styles of books in the Beast's library is pretty innoculuous, and kids will have fun putting in their favorite books. This would be a good 
book for car trips, as it would help keep kids occupied!

So there you have it- 2 books to help your kids explore their creative imaginations!

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