Sunday, November 6, 2016

"101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up" by Suzette Valle

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting author, mom and woman extraordinaire, Suzette Valle! Her book, 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up was released late last year.

The book is a interactive movie diary/journal.  It is colorful, easy to read, contains fun facts and lists a variety of movies from animated movies to classics to musicals to foreign films to documentaries. It really has a great selection.

Some of my favorite films made the list: The Karate Kid, The Sandlot, Rudy, Pretty in Pink, Drumline and ALL of the Disney films!  As it turns out,  I have watched 77 of the films! The only switch I would make in the recommendations from the book is the "Pride & Prejudice" film. Having seen the 1995 film and the 2005 film, I prefer the one made with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle instead of Kiera Knightly and Matthew Macfayden. Maybe it's just because I find Colin Firth more dashing, ha!

101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up is wonderful to have as a guide when it is family movie night.  Pick one of the movies together and afterwards you can write the date you saw it, some notes about the movie and rate the movie out of five stars. I can see this book being one of those items that becomes a family memoir of sorts, a definite keepsake. The book is sturdy and the paper is of high quality print so that it can be passed down from generation to generation. It will definitely be a great item to look back years from now.

You can purchase the book on, at your local book store and even in your child's school's scholastic order! This book will make the perfect holiday gift!

101 Movies Scholastic
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