Wednesday 23 November 2016

Review: Disney Pixar Finding Dory (Book of the Film) by Walt Disney Company

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Book of the FilmForgetful dory is very happy living in the ocean with her friends, Marlin and Nemo. But one day, memories of her long-forgotten parents come flooding back to her. With the help of old friends and new, including Hank the septopus, can Dory finally discover her past?

Shona's (and Lexie's) review 5 of 5 stars

Finding Nemo is a firm favourite in our house. So we jumped at the chance to read Finding Dory before seeing the movie.
Who can forget the fantastic scene where Mr Ray asks Nemo where he lives and Nemo struggles to say anemone.... It's one of my daughters favourite scenes, yet we had a bit of a re-enactment of that scene where no matter how many times I helped she sounded just like Nemo. This was the only point in the book where she struggled with any of the words and I did think she might allow it to upset her but she giggled and declared she sounded just like Nemo.

We loved reading about Dory's adventures as she searched for her parents and Lexie really loved the colour photos in the middle of the book. But mostly we loved reading together. Long before the end of the book Lexie mentioned how Dory was lucky to have such a lovely family who cares for her, she included not just Jenny and Charlie, but Marlin and Nemo, and Destiny and Bailey, and even Hank, I thought the sense of family may have been too subtle for her to pick up but I was wrong.
The book is written for 7-10 year olds so I think its right on the money with  regards to readability.

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