Happy World Book Day! Disney Edition

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In honor of World Book Day, Maison Mouse editor Kiki, takes you through the current favorites on her bookshelf.

Happy World Book Day! Today is a celebration of books and reading, authors and illustrators, in over a hundred countries across the globe. I’ve always loved stories, especially fairy tales, which largely explains my love for Disney. As John Lasseter, CCO at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation once said, “If you’re sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that’s entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it’s the storytelling. That’s why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story.”

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So I thought I’d introduce you to a few books – both artistic and literary – that are currently sitting on my shelf. (And by the way, if you’re wondering why a fashion blog is covering World Book Day then you clearly didn’t get the memo that it’s chic to read!)

1-DSC00002-001The Art of the Disney Princess with introduction by Glen Keane

This is a beautiful book full of sketches, drawings and photographs of Disney’s nine most exquisite heroines (it was published before Rapunzel was officially inducted as the tenth Disney Princess).

1-DSC00004The Dark Side of Disney by Leonoard Kinsey

A hilarious (and, obviously, unofficial) text that takes you into the underbelly of the happiest place on earth.

1-DSC00003Snow White by Brothers Grimm with illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia

A classic tale with wonderful new illustrations, it’s only upon re-reading you remember how grisly this story really is (and this is the revised version: in the Grimms’ original story it was Snow’s own mother who tries to kill her.)

1-DSC00005The Haunted Mansion: Stories Inspired by the Classic Disney Attraction (Various)

This terrifying volume collects the first six short stories based on my favourite Disney park attraction!

 What books will you be picking up today?

3 responses to “Happy World Book Day! Disney Edition

  1. I had no idea that Camille Rose Garcia illustrated an edition of Snow White too! I have the Alice in Wonderland that she illustrated and I LOVE it. She’s amazing. 🙂

  2. Oh, one more thing — I can’t find that collection of Haunted Mansion stories online. Is this one of those things that you can only purchase through Disney? Didn’t see it on Amazon and couldn’t even find one on eBay! 😦

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