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Disney Frozen: Magical Moments Poster-A-Page (Disney Frozen Poster-a-Page)
Publication Date: September 2014
Reviewed by: Deb Fowler
Review Date: October 30, 2014
Kristoff, Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, and Olaf, wide-eyed characters from Disney’s animated feature movie Frozen are just waiting for us to open this book. It’s far from a chilly experience and in fact it’s a hot one! Each and every page can be used as a poster, but also a reminder of people, places, and things around Arendelle, “a magical land surrounded by deep fjords and tall mountains.” Of course if you are a fan, you already know that.
If you’ve watched Frozen a hundred times you won’t want to pass up a book like this one and probably already have it. If you’ve only seen the movie once, you’ll enjoy reading about your favs again. Elsa is "Beautiful! Powerful! / Dangerous! Cold! / Ice has a magic that can’t be controlled." Of course Anna is a charmer, ultra-sweet and “brave and bold.”
You can check out Kristoff too. Isn’t he handsome? Perhaps he’s your favorite character because he’s “courageous and sweet.” Add “brave, dependable, and hardworking” to that description and you have a charmer. Sven, Kristoff’s best friend can also be seen smiling at us in this book. Oh, and we can’t forget Olaf, a "sweet snowman with a big heart."
These aren’t the only characters you’ll see in this book, but if they were in Frozen they might just end up on your walls. Say, is that Pabbie? It is. Each page can be a poster or part of a collage on a wall. Of course this is a collectible and those who collect all things Frozen won’t so much as pull out a single page. The high gloss pages pop with wall-to-wall “Magical Moments” from Frozen. This book is definitely a must have for all fans, especially those who need some Frozen wallpaper!
- Disney Frozen (Queen Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven, Princess Anna, and Prince Hans in the official movie poster)
- Follow your heart. Anna
- Hang in there!! (Sven, Kristoff, Princess Anna, Olaf)
- Let it go! Elsa
- Do you want to build a snowman? (Queen Elsa, Princess Anna)
- Best buddies (Kristoff, Sven)
- Some people are worth waiting for (Olaf)
- Come on. Let's go and play! (Queen Elsa, Princess Anna)
Quill says: This is a magical moments book with all our favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen that anyone who's ever seen the movie simply has to have!
March in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is, honestly, dreary. Spring hasn’t quite arrived and everything is a bit gray. That’s why Sara Schneider jumps at the chance to attend the International Craft Brewery Convention in Victoria, British Columbia where, promises her husband Robb, the flowers have already begun to appear. Robb will attend the convention while Sara takes in the sights of the area with the wife of one of his friends. In a snap Sara has her bags packed and is ready to go!
When the couple arrives in Victoria, they take a quick sightseeing trip before heading to their hotel. Then it’s time for a nice dinner party with Robb’s friend, and fellow craft brewer, Stephen Albright, his wife Diane, and a few other folks. Sara takes an instant liking to Diane, and the evening goes quickly. The food is great, conversation interesting and lively and everybody seems to be having a good time; everybody except Blanche McDonald who appears as though she’d rather have a root cannel than be at the party. Sara is put off by Blanche’s behavior but with everybody else being so nice, she manages to have an enjoyable evening. Even Jane Hamilton, the Albright’s houseguest, whose husband has gone missing in the Arctic, is friendly and approachable. All but Blanche, who is cold to everybody, including her husband Jerry – what is her problem?
The next day, while Robb heads off to the Convention, Sara is taken on a wonderful trip to Butchart Gardens by Diane, Trish (another dinner guest) and Jane; all the ladies from the night before with the exception of Blanche. Sara asks about the missing woman but is only told that Blanche probably wouldn’t enjoy the trip. The day goes by quickly, with Sara (and the reader) learning all sorts of interesting facts about the gorgeous Butchart Gardens.
The week flies quickly as Sara travels all over the city of Victoria. Between the sightseeing and ‘table talk’ at the various dinner parties she and Robb attend, all sorts of facts about Victoria, and Canada, are presented. From the lives of the Intuits’, to the Canadian Shield and local cultural events, the visitors from Wisconsin learn quite a bit. At the same time, Jane, and the rest of the group of new friends, finally learns what happened to her husband. That, however, is not all that occurs in this relatively short (157 pages) novel; Sara and the others are drawn into not one, but two murders.
Mysteries Have No Borders is a relatively quick read that showcases the love and bond between a husband and wife. By the end of the book, Sara has a new appreciation for all that she lovingly shares with Robb. Sara’s interactions with her new friends, too, are part of the fun of the story as they explore all that Victoria has to offer. At points, the dialogue is a bit stilted, as characters explain historical and other aspects of Canada and the story slows when these discussions take place. In addition, there is a fair amount of emphasis on the land and people of Canada – this is not just a murder mystery, but a tour of the Canadian province of Victoria.
Quill says: A fun murder mystery that offers plenty of background on the great land of Canada.
‘Better late than never!’ Well...that’s what this amazing book reminds me of, as well as any other person who went to grade school and high school and really didn’t want to get up on time to attend. (Yup, that’s just about everybody.)
Frank is one of those boys who is just a tad bit late for things. He’s not being mean, of course; he’s simply busy. And his imagination is a true barrel of fun. This is not only a boy who gives excuse – this is a boy who makes sure to think up the most amazing stories possible so that everyone knows how hard he works...even if he’s not ‘working’ where he’s supposed to be working at the time.
His teacher rolls her eyes, of course, upset that he’s always late. But, you see, Frank is a hero. This is a young one who loves to help the world. Everyday people who surround him are cranky; they are always worrying or yelling about something. But Frank keeps the smile on his face and always remembers that helping others is far more important than being angry or rude all the time.
When school begins, Frank has a rough first day. Unfortunately, he doesn’t actually show up until everyone else has gone home. But as the story progresses, Frank gets better and better – closer and closer to being on time. You can’t fault him, though. Frank saves kittens, stops bullies...and even faces down a massive, giant zombie lizard king. (Not a lot of kids can say they did THAT!)
Allowing for the light to shine in and let go of the constant worry, nervousness, etc., that everything from jobs to paying the bills brings on, is something everyone can learn from Frank. Life is far too short, and being able to enjoy the good stuff is something we all should take advantage of.
The author of this story is a young boy, himself. He is an illustrator as well as a writer of stories, with one already out there that people absolutely love. And, hopefully, since his stories are absolutely charming, his illustrations are darling, and his humor is most definitely needed in this world – this young writer will continue for a long time to come.
Quill says: Fun with a capital ‘UN.’ Frank most definitely helps everyone understand that imagination is necessary; especially when it’s time to stop and smell the roses!