The great rivalry in our house right now is Star Wars versus Frozen. This Christmas, a lot of the girls’ presents will be Star Wars or Frozen themed, but who knows which one will win out?
I know my kids aren’t the only ones. With the recent release of the Star Wars VII trailer (well over 100 million views and counting!), interest is running high and my four-year-old can hardly wait. Yet Frozen is still hanging on to its title as most watched movie ever in my house. I’ve picked two selections from DK Books that are on our gift list this holiday. These should be on your radar if you have a Star Wars or Frozen fan in your home too!
“Relive the most dramatic and iconic moments from the epic six-part saga, Star Wars, one spread at a time in DK’s Star Wars in 100 Scenes. Presented in chronological movie order, every hand picked scene is explored and explained. Learn in-depth facts about the key characters, droids, vehicles, and locations of each scene. Bits of real-world information are scattered throughout to give insight into the behind-the scenes world of the Star Wars saga.”
This iridescent hardcover coffee table book offers a great walkthrough of the first six movies of the Star Wars saga. Each of the 100 scenes is presented on a two-page spread with a bit of background, some smaller secondary photos, and a quotable quote. Small insets list notable characters, locations, vehicles, and creatures. Behind-the-scenes info and trivia add an extra level of interest. While this book is intended for younger fans, even hubs enjoyed flipping through the pages.
I really like that kids don’t have to be able to read in order to follow along. The action is all there in full colour movie stills! This will be a fun book to get Tee ready for Episode VII next year.
And then on the other end of the spectrum, we have this beautifully boxed Disney Frozen: The Essential Collection gift set containing two must have Frozen books: the Disney Frozen Essential Guide and the Disney Frozen Ultimate Sticker Book.
The hardcover Essential Guide walks through my girls’ favourite movie chronologically, focusing on the characters, locations, themes, and iconic moments. The images are lovely, and the book is sprinkled with interesting tidbits and true/false questions taken from the movie. You’ll find the complete lyrics from all the songs in this book, but I was disappointed to find nothing here that was not already in the movie. Having said that, I don’t think it’ll matter in the least to my girls, and that’s who this book is aimed at.
Tee loves her stickers, so I know she’ll be really excited about the included softcover sticker book that comes with over 150 reusable full-colour stickers.
And as a nice little extra feature, the slipcover plays an instrumental clip from “Let It Go” when you press on Olaf on the cover. (Parents, note you can replace the battery on this. And your kids will play this often enough that you will probably need to.)
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