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Great Art, Second Rate Stories
on January 3, 2013
I love Disney, I love the movies, the characters and in most cases their books are well produced. We bought this to read to our 2.5 yr old son, so I am going to review this from three perspectives:
Charlie's Review (2.5 Yrs):
He loves this book. He picks it EVERY bed time and mostly enjoys flipping through the pages to decide which story he most wants to read.
For his age, some of the stories are too wordy or have too much dialog to hold his attention and he will occasionally get distracted, other stories he loves
He doesn't get to watch TV or Movies yet but he clearly loves the characters in this book, perhaps because we love them too
Dad's Review (old enough):
I love the art in this book, it is for the most part wonderful and better (IMHO) than most kids books
One or two of the stories are OK (Thumper, Mickey, Bambi), others are mediocre and some are just awful (Aladdin, Nemo)
Compared to most of his other books reading these stories is a chore, my wife and I both give a silent sigh when he goes for it
Many of the stories carry little or no positive message
Would be happy if we never read from the book again
I am conflicted when scoring this book, on the one hand he loves it and we have definitely got our moneys worth, on the other hand many of the stories in this book seem like second rate filler compared to better books out there. I feel that I need to write this review because I don't see similar comments in other reviews so it seemed like a valid perspective.
For comparison, we have loved the Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale, Richard Scary's' Best Storybook ever and frankly most of the other books in his library are more engaging than this.