Do you ever outgrow Disney stories? I think not. When I was thumbing through these books I will admit it was exciting to see Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Peter Pan, etc. dancing inside the Disney Stories for 3-year-olds. What was really surprising though, was that the Disney Stories for 2-year-olds was full of stories I've never even heard of before, and I've been reading Disney books for decades.
The bright, colorful photos are enticing to children of all ages, and the stories are engaging. It's even more interesting for them because they recognize the characters inside.
What little girl wouldn't be delighted to see Minnie Mouse arranging her daffodils (that *gasp* go missing!),
or Mickey checking out Pluto when he was a puppy.
If this is a book you are considering as a Christmas gift, and it would make a wonderful present, you can personalize it in the 'to/from' section in the front.
Here is the Table of Contents for the book for 2-year-olds. While I honestly didn't know any of these stories (I knew almost all of them in the book for 3-year-olds), it was refreshing to read them. I knew the characters and it was fun to see them in new story lines. I highly recommend this book.
Join Mickey, Minnie, and all their friends in this collection of stories just right for 2-year-olds! Disney Stories for 2-Year-Olds (Studio Fun International; ISBN: 978-0794444341; Hardcover $12.99; 192 pages) includes fourteen stories with short, simplified text and bright illustrations, perfect for youngsters to follow along as parents introduce the adventures of Mickey and his friends. Whether it’s a camping adventure, the story of when Mickey first met Pluto, or a case of missing flowers from Minnie’s garden, this collectible makes a perfect gift for anyone turning two!
Disney Stories for 3-year-olds is filled with the classic favorites we all know and love. 3 is a wonderful age to introduce these stories to children, but they will love this book all throughout their childhood, and into their grown-up lives as well (because like I said at the start, does anyone really ever outgrow Disney?).
The gorgeous, large illustrations are bound to delight readers of all ages, and the stories inside are transfixing. Who can help but root for Aladdin to win Jasmine's heart, or for Genie to outwit Jafar?
And any child could get easily caught up in the soft beautiful pictures that accompany "Peter Pan."
One of my favorite stories since I've become grown (this one I didn't really see as a child, but now I love it!) is "Alice in Wonderland." I suppose the movie remake is what got me hooked (Johnny Depp as the Madhatter was spectacular!); evenso, the story is one I love to read now, anytime I happen upon it.
When my youngest was little, he absolutely loved to watch Pinocchio, so I was tickled to see it included in this book that I will be gifting to my youngest granddaughter for the holidays! Makes me want to pull this movie out of our collection, snuggle with my little one, and reminisce with him over the show.
Everyone is sure to have a favorite, but no matter, so many of these are going to be well loved, and they always make for fun reading, be it bed time, or any time, for that matter.
Again, there is a place to write who the book is from, if you are hoping to gift it and have it become a keepsake.
I will also include the Table of Contents.
From Peter Pan to 101 Dalmatians, three-year-olds will be introduced to wonderful Disney adventures in Disney Stories for 3-Year-Olds (Studio Fun International; ISBN: 978-0794444358; Hardcover $12.99; 192 pages)! This treasury includes fourteen classic Disney stories retold and simplified for a younger audience. With the same spirit as the extended versions and paired with colorful illustrations, this book is perfect for parents introducing their children to classic Disney adventures. With fourteen stories to choose from, youngsters can treat themselves to a favorite Disney classic story anytime!
I recommend either or both of these books for any 2 or 3-year-old, but honestly, they are books I would recommend for children of any age. These are sold in retail and bookstores nationwide and online, including at Amazon.