Cuddling up with a good book has always been one my favorite things to do. I love escaping into the worlds and lives of the people, either real or fictitious, that I’m reading about. It doesn’t matter if it’s a book that I’m reading myself or one that I’m reading aloud to my kidlets –I start imagining myself as the person in the story and even start reading in their “voice,” which brings much delight to my kids! I ’m thrilled that they also enjoy books and listening to stories.
My kindergartener son recently discovered the many literary and gross delights of Captain Underpants. It’s different from any of the other books I’ve read to them before because it is a novel, with chapters and multiple volumes. So far we’ve read through six of the ten books in the series. Now while my three and half-year old daughter has listened attentively to these books, “Tra La La!,” she did asked me to find a book “just like that,” but for girls.
So we tried out Disney Publishing’s new chapter book series and magazine featuring Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck.
Have you ever wondered what Minnie and Daisy’s lives were like before they met Mickey and Donald? Turns out Minnie and Daisy were friends LONG before they met their dashing duck and magical mouse, and they went through all the trials and tribulations of growing up just like all girls do.
I’m definitely a fan of this new book series and magazine because of the positive messages they convey. The books and magazine showcase Minnie and Daisy being great friends, supporting one another and taking responsibility, all important attributes and skills to teach any little girl.
The Minnie & Daisy B.F.F. (Best Friends Forever) chapter book series currently has two titles available, with another two due out later this summer.
In Much Ado About Juliet when Minnie finds out that the drama department is going to put on a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, she is desperate to audition and win the leading role. But in a “comedy of errors,” Daisy gets the lead part instead of Minnie. Will their friendship make it through the tempest?
In The Pesky Pet Daisy has fallen in love….with surfing. She has her heart set on a very special surfboard, but in order to buy it, she needs to get a job. Daisy takes a pet-sitting job, but quickly realizes that she’s in way over her head and turns to Minnie for help.
We’ve had lots of fun reading these books. The storylines are pretty basic and were easy for my preschooler to follow. My daughter couldn’t wait to each night to find out what happened next!
There are original illustrations on every page and certain key phrases are highlighted in bold colors. The chapters themselves were short – anywhere from four to six pages – just long enough not to lose my daughter’s attention and at 128 pages in total, it took us a week to read one whole book. These two titles are available for $6.99 wherever books and eBooks are sold.
In Minnie & Daisy B.F.F. Magazine girls can read stories about the power of friendship, read about fashion and their favorite music, and play games. There are colorful pullout posters and monthly comics too. You can find the magazine either on newsstands or in the periodical section of your local bookstore/big box retailer for $4.99.
While I thought the magazine was lots of fun, it was a little too advanced for my preschool daughter. It is definitely geared more towards Tween girls with the quizzes, crafts and mail section where readers can send Minnie and Daisy letters, questions, and drawings that could be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
Minnie & Daisy B.F.F.Giveaway!
I’m happy that I’m able to offer a Minnie & Daisy BFF chapter book & magazine set to one lucky reader of The Harried Mom, courtesy of Disney Publishing.
Entering is easy, the drawing is open now thru Friday, May 25 at Midnight ET You must live in the United States to enter and follow the easy giveaway rules below. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter and I will notify the winner via email for their shipping info.
Now it’s your turn to share. What was your favorite book to read as a child?
For full disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive copies of the Minnie & Daisy BFF chapter books and magazine from Disney Publishing in order to facilitate this review and giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed in this post and on The Harried Mom are all my very own and are not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products as your opinion may differ.
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