Tale as old as time….. Beauty and the Beast.
I can still hear that song in my head from the original film back when I was small, I must have seen it over and over 100’s of times. So when I was asked to review the Beauty and the Beast: Book of the Film I couldn’t say no at all. I could reminice over my childhood memories while getting stuck into it. Just to let you know I haven’t seen the new film yet, but can’t wait to do so!
I have always been a fan of movie tie-ins, but normally see the film before I read the book, this time I’m doing it the other way around.
Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books – until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn’t as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye.
Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us. Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film is based on the live-action film starring Emma Watson.
I was drawn to the front cover, wonderfully illustrated and it gives you that atmospheric chilly feeling. For those of you that don’t know the story. Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful story of Belle – a book loving dreamer, who wants to live the adventures she reads about in her books, and the beast who lives in an enchanted castle, grumpy and fearsome and won’t let anyone in.
Belle gets taken prisoner by the beast, but all isn’t what it seems to be in the castle.
The book is well written and more, it includes parts and little bits that wasn’t in the cartoon version, I can’t tell you if it’s in the film though as I haven’t seen it. The book of the film is suitable for around ages 7-11 I’d assume, but me being a big kid anyway thoroughly enjoyed it!
Beauty and the Beast is a tale of love in the truest form, it doesn’t matter to Belle that he’s a beast, she learns to love him for who he is. This book tells that story brilliantly.
If the film is as good as this book, I’m in for a treat!
I have given Beauty and the Beast – The Book of the Film 5 out of 5 stars.
Paperback, 256 page
Published January 31st 2017 by Parragon Books Ltd; Media tie-in edition
If you liked this review, have you read my review on Twisted Tales – As Old As Time ?