Examiner Children's Book Review by Maryann M. Scheufele, MA May 13, 2014
MINNIE IN PARIS
Written by Sheila Sweeny Higginson
Illustrated by Mike Wall
Hard Cover; eBook: Disney Press New York Los Angeles
Easy Picture Book
(NB) The storybook, MINNIE IN PARIS, from Disney Press, is just released today! This story is told in true Disney style. The story makes any reader of this storybook a storyteller, as it reads well and smoothly with quick verses for young children - and there are delightful colorful surprises on every page. Children will delight in the pure Disney magic of a kalaidascope of color throughout the page turning and marvelous storytelling. As you may already know, Walt Disney has "brought joy, happiness, and a universal means of communication to the people of every nation."* Mickey Mouse, the 1930's creative character was the renowned beginnings of Disney, and has today reached out to touch the hearts of people of eighty-five countries around the world. Disney Publishing Worldwide is the largest children's publisher and reaches millions of readers including the books written specifically for children 3-7 years old to help them gain the skills and confidence they need to become joyful readers. English language learners use mass market storybooks from Disney as aids to learn from, all over the world. Disney is the leader in the industry of publishing storybooks for children. Children aged 2-12 internationally learn and develop English language skills through the use of storybooks published at Disney, more than by any other children's book publisher. (DPW sells over 700 million products each year, ebooks, apps, digital comics, digital magazines)*** The storyteller who reads a Disney storybook is never disappointed. In Minnie in Paris, The author Sheila Sweeny Higginson has experience working as an Editor at Sesame Street, Children's Television Workshop and Scholastic. Illustrator, Mike Wall, currently works for Disney Publishing. Disney's Minnie in Paris keeps up the tradition of how to present a great story for children.
The typical Minnie loves getting dressed up and her fashion statement includes bows and ruffles.**** Minnie has already inspired fashion designers from New York to Mumbai with her style. Now in this latest book, Minnie in Paris, Minnie is invited to attend her first fashion show in Paris, and as a participant with her bows. Well you will have to read this story to find out what happens, but imagine that nothing could ever possibly happen without challenges that seem beyond her control. Read about how Minnie is confronted with unplanned surprises and resolves problems all along the way in her travels to the fashion show in Paris. Children will learn so much from this story. They will learn how to cope with changes in plans, and see Minnie be creative to find solutions. Minnie is always full of new ideas as she delightfully meets surprises and succcess head on. As well, the city of Paris in France is introduced to children around the world here in this children's storybook. Bravo, Disney.
* http://www.justdisney.com/walt_disney/biography/ling-bio02.html (viewed 7may14 mms)
**http://mikewallillustration.blogspot.com/2012/06/disney-nemo.html (viewed 12may14mms)
***http://www.disneyenglish.com (viewed 7may14 mms)
***ttp://www.hdisneyconsumerproducts.com (viewed 7may14 mms)
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-The writer of this review has not received benefits other than copy of review book to review and has not been contracted to promote a business or products.