Monday, September 28, 2015
Frozen: The Cinestory
Walt Disney Company
Joe Books Inc, 2014
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf along the way, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Audiences who thrilled to the adventures of Anna and Elsa on the big screen can relive their favorite moments in this oversized graphic novel keepsake featuring an introduction by Leonard Maltin. With hundreds of movie stills and over 300 pages of adventure and laughs, the Frozen Cinestory will transport fans back to Arendelle time and time again!
This is the perfect book for reluctant readers in love with the movie Frozen. The book reads exactly like the movie, and the writer did an excellent job of condensing the songs into dialogue. The images were beautiful screenshots, full of color. (I did think that the credits at the end of the book was a bit much, though. Kids don’t care about credits. And why did Disney give the movie so much credit, but didn’t give the compiler of the book credit? Did it take a whole team to break the images down and put dialogue in appropriate places?) Anyway, it was fun to read, especially since I haven’t seen the movie in a while.