Tale As Old As Time: the Art and Making of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Charles Solomon


 Tale As Old As Time: the Art and Making of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Charles Solomon, Disney Editions , (9781484758373), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book?  This is a second edition that now includes the newly released live action film of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  A large coffee table book filled with full color photographs, drawings and sketches from the animated film, the Broadway show and the new live action film.  The book explores the origins of the original fairytale, the concepts for the characters, the music by Harold Ashman and Alan  Menken, the setting of the film, and much more. This will appeal to anyone who loves Beauty and the Beast.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a title that will appeal to those who love art, animation, Disney and the story of Beauty and the Beast.

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries

Where would you shelve it?  791.4375

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, if you love Beauty and the Beast.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 4/17/17             

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