This week I started my new reading challenge. When I went to the library, I found this awesome collection of classic Disney books so I am going to be working through that for the next couple weeks.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
In Snow White, does the Queen say “Mirror, Mirror” or “Magic Mirror”? If you said “Mirror, Mirror”, you must referring to the 1937 movie. The book however says, “Magic Mirror”. I know, I was surprised too. This book is a classic and I think it is great for the classroom because it is the very first Disney princess, who doesn’t love it?
This story is different than Snow White because it has a message other than True Love. As you all probably know, Pinocchio cannot lie because if he does his nose will grow longer and longer. This is a great message to not lie or else you will get caught. That’s what my parents always told me Pinocchio was about.
The Adventures of Mr. Toad
This is a Disney story I’ve never heard of but it was very funny! I really liked that the story has so much depth. This story would be pretty good to read as a group project because there are so many different layers to it.
Bambi is a cute little story that would be great for any class scenario. If I were to use this in my classroom, I would focus on the characters because there are so many of them and they have unique personalities that connect to the story.
The Flying Car
This story was different because of the illustrations. Unlike the last four, these are pretty realistic. The details in the face and outfits make this story stand out. The story about the professor and Charlie opens up the Disney world to kid other than just fairytales.
Right now I am working on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. I can say this book has been hilarious so far and I should be done by next Monday!
Until next time,