December 12, 2019

Fantasy is Fantastic! The Worlds of #Disney & #Tolkien

Babushka was sent the following libros to read and share. Opinions por supuesto are BB's and fma.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Babushka is sure you’ve done your holiday shopping. Past are the Black Friday specials; Cyber Monday craziness ya se fue and you’ve gotten all the latest “in” toys and doodads. Te felicito. Ahora now es el tiempo to get the regalos that will last a lifetime, the ones they’ll want to revisit over the years, again and again. Cuentos y libros, books and stories, with characters and worlds of fantasy that will live forever in their minds and corazones. For this, you can’t beat the worlds of Disney and Tolkien, y aqui you have dos excelente examples.


“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!”

Now that's the intro del publisher, pero what did BB's 3 year old nieto, Laughing Buddha think?


He couldn't get enough!! 
His favorito Disney characters in stories he enjoyed and could follow. Feliz.

Y ahora, algo a little more "adulto".  
“An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History of Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World (Leather-bound Classics) by David Day (Canterbury Classics; ISBN: 978-1645170099; Leather Bound Hardcover $24.99; 544 pages) is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth.

The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations.”

Babushka wrote "adulto", pero en realidad, when My Little One (27 yr old daughter) saw this book she squealed with delight. Apparently her novio LOVES anything written by or about Tolkien and his mundos, and with each pagina she looked at, the louder the squeals. So, many a millenial will enjoy this as will lovers of this mundo. A very easy and endearing gift to be sure.

So there you have it Beautifuls.
Gifts that will thrill and have them thinking.
Dos libros to make them happy and reach their heart.
Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!


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