Friday, March 10, 2017

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume Two: Curious Creatures - Review

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Overview:

Thunderbirds and Nifflers, house-elves and Hippogriffs—J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World abounds with magical creatures of all kinds. But how does a Bowtruckle come to life on the big screen? Is an Occamy a snake or a bird? And what’s the truth about Mooncalf poop?

Featuring detailed creature profiles, stunning artwork, and captivating insights from the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all eight Harry Potter films, these pages reveal everything fans want to know about how these creatures were created. Jam-packed with bonus material—pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, removable posters, and other goodies—this book offers young readers a thrilling backstage pass to the wizarding world.

Meet the magnificent creatures and fantastic beasts of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

My Review:

The Harry Potter fandom is still going strong. Whether you're a fan yourself or know someone who is fascinated with the wizarding world, you might want to check out J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume Two: Curious Creatures.  My 22 yoa daughter is a big Harry Potter fan and has been from the beginning. She was thrilled to go through this book with me.

The quality of the book is fantastic and the images are stunning. I could immerse myself for hours reading everything in this book and still find new and interesting things the next time I read it.  It's FULL of entertaining facts and information about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter movies as well as the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film.  Although we have yet to see Fantastic Beasts, we were still excited to read about the curious beings.  This book contains the lowdown on how filmmakers came up with the creatures, and what the creatures' roles are in the movies.

What makes this book so entertaining is that it contains more than just words and pictures.  It is filled with removable artifacts, such as trading cards, posters, and stickers.  Some of the pages also have pop-ups in them.  Hedwig the owl is one creature that jumps out of the pages of the book.

This hardback book would make a great gift for the movie enthusiast.
Are you a fan of the Harry Potter film franchise?
Have you seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?


CindyWindy2003 said...

We are Harry Potter fanantics, we have the books, coloring books, posters, movies, and wands. I'm sure we will buy this as well.