We’re getting ready for Spring Break in our household and it’s our first-ever family Disney World vacation! I’ll have more on our vacation in an upcoming post, but for months we’ve been secretly prepping the kidlets — telling them only a few days before our trip to avoid the daily “are we leaving today” questions — on all things Disney.
Last fall we took them to Disney on Ice’s “Rockin Ever After” and we’ve have been re-watching both the classic and newer films on DVD including such as “Bambi,” “Cinderella,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Finding Nemo,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Alladin” as well as some more obscure titles like “Donald Duck Mathmagic Land.”
We took kidlets to see “Brave” in the theater last summer, but both kidlets got spooked by the bear storyline and we cut out early. I guess they were just a little too young for it. Now we had seen the previews for “Wreck-It Ralph” and it looked like lots of fun, but The Hubs & I weren’t too eager to repeat our last theater experience, so we decided to skip it.
Flash forward a few months to today and my son has just started getting into the video game scene and as a kindergartener, he has starting to read books on his own. So I thought that the Wreck-It Ralph Read Along Storybook and CD would be a great way to combine two of the things he’s into now and introduce him to this Disney movie.
The premise of the book is exactly like the movie, set in a 1980s style arcade, video-game bad guy Wreck-It Ralph wants to be as beloved as his game’s good guy, Fix-It Felix. However, when Ralph tries to prove he’s a hero by winning a video game medal, his actions spell disaster for the entire arcade. Can Ralph save the day and be a real hero?
All of the important parts of the movie are included in this storybook and the pictures are wonderfully detailed and colorful. What I really like about this storybook are its read-to-me (the CD storybook) and read by myself options. The CD gives my son the confidence to read along by independently instead of having mom and dad hovering around. The CD features all the cool sound effects and the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch who all voiced characters in the movie and really brings the story to life from the pages of the book.
The Wreck-It Ralph Read Along Storybook and CD is available for around $6.99 and is available wherever books are sold including Amazon and iTunes.
While we’re on our Disney vacation we’re hoping to check out some of the characters and have them sign my son’s autograph book and may have to pick up the movie DVD as a souvenir!
Now it’s your turn to share. What’s your favorite Disney story?
For full disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a complimentary copy of the Wreck-It Ralph Read Along Storybook and CD to review. 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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