Saturday, May 10, 2014

Children’s Book of the Movies

9781465416629HChildren’s Book of the Movies – Explore the magical, behind-the-scenes world of the movies
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Now kids can explore the magical, behind-the-scenes world of cinema in the Children's Book of the Movies.

Exploring the glamorous world of the movies with child-friendly text and pictures, this definitive guide to cinema reveals how movies work: who makes them, the jobs they have, and the tools and techniques they use. It showcases top movie stars and characters, introduces groundbreaking must-watch films, and covers every genre, including comedy, Westerns, drama, action, animation, CGI, and more, and encourages kids to start capturing their own stories on camera.

The perfect addition to accompany family DVD and Blu-ray collections, Children's Book of the Movies will get two thumbs-up from even the toughest critics.

My Thoughts

After exploring the music world and the art world, here’s a new book that will transport your child in the world of movies.  They will discover the story of the movies from the invention of the first moving pictures to the mind-blowing 3-D blockbusters that captivate us today.  They will explore behind the scenes to discover how the stunts are performed, understand the art of screen writing, and take a closer look at special effects.  Throughout the book, while learning about how movies are made, they will also be introduced to famous actors, producers and directors.  

Let’s take a look at the table of contents:

  • A journey through film:  The story of movies, moving pictures, from silence to sound, Charlie Chaplin, stranger than fiction, going to the movies, heroes and villains, Walt Disney, glorious technicolor, The Wizard of Oz, Golden Age of the movies, stars of the Golden Age, and moving to the modern age.
  • Behind the scenes: from green light to opening night, Who’s who?, great producers, writing a movie, attention to detail, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, make believe, world of effects, Weta, animation, getting the shot, great directors, Steven Spielberg, bright young screen stars, The Red Balloon, animal actors, The Cave of the Yellow Dog, music on film, spreading the word, the Red Carpet.
  • Stories on screen: telling stories, animated films, Spirited Away, science fiction, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, scary movies, King Kong, martial arts, Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, choreography, musicals, Bollywood superstars, Amitabh Bachchan, documentaries, actors in action, stunts on set, fairy tale and fantasy, Alice in Wonderland, superheroes, westerns, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, drama, Jodie Foster, comedy, Jacques Tati, detective and spies, James Bond, playing with film, so you want to make a movie!

From black and white movies to the 3-D movies that we can see nowadays, your kids will be expose to numerous movies, actors, directors and more.   It’s a great book to explore the magical, behind-the-scenes world of movies.   If your child likes movies and love to learn how they are made, this book would definitively catch his/her attention.  It’s a great book to enhance the knowledge on how something as fascinating as movies are made.  From monsters to musicals and wizards to westerns, the Children’s Book of the Movies will take your kids on a journey through the fascinating world of film.  

Lights…. Camera…. Action!  Open this book to discover more about

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The Children’s Book of the Movies is available for purchase at your favourite bookstore, even and


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned title for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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