Tag Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: The Charlie Brown Dictionary

Publisher: Scholastic Book Services Year: 1973 Pages: 400 Type: Softcover ISBN: N/A “…a picture book, and a book of knowledge.” Charles Monroe Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 26, 1922, and passed away in the year 2000. His popular Peanuts comic strip was well … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney’s Family Fun Crafts

Publisher: Hyperion Year: 1997 Pages: 256 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-7868-6304-8 “Don’t worry about getting a little paint on the pages.” Back in the 90s kids still liked to make things. Crafts were all the rage and Disney’s FamilyFun Magazine was happy to supply all kinds … Continue reading

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Book Review: MGM / Cinerama How the West Was Won

Publisher: Random House Year: 1963 Pages: 40 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “The climax is the greatest train wreck ever filmed.” – The London Evening News They didn’t mean that the ending of the film was terrible, but that there was an actual train wreck at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Disney World at 50 – Orlando Sentinel

Publisher: Triumph Books Year: 2021 Pages: 176 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62937-982-1 “Because 50 years later, we’re still Mickey’s neighbors.” Walt Disney World opened in Florida on October 1st of 1971. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper was there to cover the construction, the opening, the first years, … Continue reading

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Book Review: 90 Years of Mickey Mouse

Publisher: Insight Editions Year: 2019 Pages: 304 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68383-696-4 “Mickey Mouse is the most popular Disney character.” Or is he? This book doesn’t mention this fact, but Donald Duck far surpassed Mickey in popularity during the heyday of the cartoon Shorts. However, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘A Friend Like You’ Mini Book

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Year: 2001 Pages: 132 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-7407-1085-0 “A friend like you slows down a dizzy world.” At just about 2″ square this book won’t win the Biggest Thing Ever Award of 2022! But it does have a big heart, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walt Disney’s Motion Picture Mary Poppins

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company Year: 1964 Pages: 218 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A – First Edition “It seemed to be a person.! A person floating down out of the sky!” And so Mary Poppins comes into the lives of the Banks family. A Nanny of special … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charlie Brown’s Super Book

Publisher: Random House Year: 1975 Pages: 80 Type: Softcover ISBN: 0-394-83165-9 “Even three red pencils make a collection.” This is a really fun book! Going all the way back to 1975 we are treated to old-timey arts and crafts from the days when children did … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Norman Rockwell Treasury

Publisher: Galahad Books Year: 1987 Pages: 216 Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-88365-411-3 “Norman Rockwell began by being successful.” – Author Everyone who knows and loves illustrative art knows the work of Norman Rockwell from the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. But this prolific artist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mickey Mouse & the Best-Neighbor Contest

Publisher: Golden Press Year: 1978 Pages: 26 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A (Fourth Printing) “Even though the contest is over, he’s still being everybody’s best neighbor!“ Little Golden Books have been a staple of every kids library for decades and decades. Every IP has been featured … Continue reading

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