Thursday, August 13, 2015

Star Wars Golden Books Collection

Some of our Golden Books Collection

Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve reading Little Golden Books.
There was nothing like sitting down with my colorful little book and sailing away on an imagined adventure.

I am thrilled to see that Disney Publishing and Random House are bringing us the first six Star Wars films colorfully presented as Little Golden Books.

A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi

Phantom Menace
Revenge of the Sith
Attack of the Clones

 I can't wait to get these books for our collection.  Has anyone read any of the new Star Wars titles?

We would love to hear what you think!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Descendants Review

I'd say the Descendants was a hit!  

According to Nielsen, over 10.5 million viewers agreed!

My 8 year old son summed it up best:
"I love the villains, but why are the good kids kind of "silly?"
Disney laid on the "hokey" a bit thick.  The children of some of our favorite Disney Icons came off sheltered and very whiny even to an 8 year old.  

The children of the villians however...rocked!

The best scene in the movie is the opening scene where the so called "Villans" sing "Bad to the Core."  The song is so catchy that my son is wearing out my DVR playing it over and over.

You can catch it here:

I see a lot of future stars coming out of Descendants.  Three special shout outs to the show stealers:

Mal (Dove Cameron) is adorable.  She can sing, dance and did I mention she is adorable?
Ben (Mitchell Hope) reminds me of a young Matt Damon and oozes charm.
Jay (BooBoo Stewart) Seth Clearwater from the Twilight movies is fun and sporty as Jafar's son.
Kristin Chenoweth---Enough said!

If you saw Descendants and can't get enough don't worry the animated short-form series Descendants Wicked World premieres Friday, September 18 on Disney Channel.