Guest Book Review! Minnie in Paris by Sheila Sweeny Higginson and a Prize Pack Giveaway!

28 May

Today I have a special guest book reviewer – my little sister Josie! 😀

Josie is 10 years old and has her own blog called Animals and Art. You can clock HERE to go THERE.

Josie is here to tell us what she thought about a new book called Minnie in Paris! What is even better, Disney Press is offering a book prize pack for us to give away to one lucky reader! Check out the details at the end of the post!

MinnieinParisMinnie In Paris

 By Sheila Sweeny Higginson

Illustrated by Mike Wall 

40 pages – ages 4+
Published by Disney Press on May 13, 2014

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)
Fashion is Minnie’s passion! And, as a result, she’s been invited to show her bows on the runways of Paris!

  –MinnieSpread_01 MinnieSpread_4


At the airport, Minnie is so busy taking care of her nieces, Millie and Melody, that she accidentally switches suitcases with Penguini the magician–and finds that his suitcase is full of bunnies instead of bows! Minnie must round up the mischievous little bunnies, find Penguini, and make her bows in time for the show. Will she make it? MinnieSpread_1


Readers are treated to a stunning tour of famous Parisian locations, from the Louvre to Tuilleries Gardens to the Eiffel tower, to a classic Parisian bistro—all in search of Penguini’s bunnies.




This charming hardcover picture book comes with a code to access the Minnie in Paris eBook.

WHAT JOSIE THOUGHT – I really liked the pictures. They are colorful. There were a couple of words I couldn’t read but my dad helped. I liked it when he read it out loud and then I got the ebook and it could read it to me too. The voice was nice on the ebook and it played music. I liked the bunnies and Penguini. I think little kids will learn how to count to ten with the book because Minnie has to find the bunnies and it counts up to ten.  I got to learn some places in Paris like Notre Dame, and the Louvre. I thought the story was great and I love Minnie Mouse. 🙂

I want to give this book 5 bookworms. fivebooks

Thank you Josie for a great review! Now onto the giveaway!


We get to give away a 5-book prize pack! Just mention in the comment section that you’d like to be in the drawing (sorry only U.S. addresses). Next week on June 3rd, we will announce the winner. We will put all the names in a hat and the winner will be chosen out of the hat by Josie. Here is the description of what the winner gets:

Minnie in Paris is part of a new collection of books from Disney Publishing that includes digital content such as songs, eBooks, iPhones/iPads apps and more. Other titles in this collection include Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast, which includes a code to download the song “All You Desire,” Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Follow that Sound! which includes a code to download the Jake and the Neverland Pirates Shapes and Patterns app, Minnie: Trouble Times Two which includes a code to download the Minnie Bow Maker app and Sofia the First: The Royal Slumber Party which includes a code to download the Sofia the First: Story Theater app.  






For more information on this series, please visit the Minnie in Paris official product page.

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44 Responses to “Guest Book Review! Minnie in Paris by Sheila Sweeny Higginson and a Prize Pack Giveaway!”

  1. Trisha May 28, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    Please include in drawing. Very cute by the way. 🙂


  2. Annina Luck Wildermuth May 28, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    I enjoyed reading this review 🙂 and happy that kids can learn about some famous places in Paris in a fun way. Yes please, I’d love to be included in the drawing.


  3. readingwithrhythm May 28, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Well, I don’t happen to be a big Disney fan, but I know some Princesses who would love these just like Josie did! She did an excellent review! So please toss me in that hat! Thanks!


  4. Patricia Tilton May 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I loved your book review Josie. I can tell you were very enthusiastic about the Minnie adventures in Paris and all the sites you learned about. I always had a soft spot for Minnie. Yes, include me in the drawing as I know two little girls who would enjoy this pack a lot!


  5. Genevieve Petrillo May 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Great review, J. I wish Minnie would make me a bow to wear. I also wish my furs were long enough to put a bow on….

    Love and licks,


  6. Kelly D May 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    I would like to be in the drawing. Thank you!


  7. Rochel S May 28, 2014 at 10:56 pm #

    My daughter would love these books!! Thanks for the chance!!


  8. Catherine Johnson May 29, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    I love Paris! What a fun way to show kids around Paris and funny mix up too. Cool that the ebook has a recording of the story. I wonder how easy that is to do.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

      In the ebook each word is highlighted as it is read too. It’s a pretty cool thing to help kids learn to read. I don’t know how they do that – it’d be cool to find out. 🙂


      • Catherine Johnson May 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

        I wonder if it is an app rather than a book. Troop is a group of monkeys is apparently interactive and that’s definitely an app.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks May 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

        I really don’t get what the difference is between an ebook and an app. The code we got to get the ebook called it an ebook, I think I’ll have to google what the difference is…


      • Catherine Johnson May 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

        Well my ebooks are just books on a screen but with apps the characters move and I guess talk too.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks May 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

        That makes sense 🙂


  9. LovableLobo May 29, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Great review, Josie! Looks like a really fun book. I admit I love anything Disney! Please include me in the drawing.


  10. heylookawriterfellow May 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    A fine review, Josie! Well done.

    And I’m glad to see a Disney book about fashion include a glimpse of Edna from The Incredibles.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

      Isn’t that AWESOME?!? Josie didn’t notice it at first then I pointed her out and said “Hey that’s Enda Mode!” Then she started yelling “NO CAPES!” 😀


      • heylookawriterfellow May 30, 2014 at 8:42 am #

        I’ve watched The Incredibles about a jillion times, and Edna never fails to make me laugh. I hear that Brad Bird (the director) is finally considering a sequel.

        This makes me giddy.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 2, 2014 at 6:14 am #

        That is AWESOME!!! I hope they do (and they don’t mess it up!)!


      • heylookawriterfellow June 2, 2014 at 8:49 am #

        If Brad Bird does it, they won’t. They guy doesn’t know how to make a stinker.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

        That’s good. But I guess that means he must hold back a lot of gas. *ba-bum TISH* Sorry. I couldn’t help it. 😉


  11. relationspdbeverly May 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    Nice review, Josie. You don’t have to enter me in the drawing, although it sounds like a great prize package 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 29, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

      It is a really nice bunch of books offered by Disney Press. Thank you for your comment! 🙂


  12. T Michelle Trump May 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    These books would be perfect for my niece Jillian. She loves Minnie Mouse!


  13. writersideup May 29, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    What little girl wouldn’t LOVE this? I know BIG girls who would, too! 😉


  14. Bluerose May 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    I have all boys myself, but I have a little niece that I imagine would love these! 🙂


  15. Elisabeth May 30, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I’d love to be entered to win! My little sister is 9 and she would love these! Thank you to Josie for the review! 🙂


  16. Romelle Broas May 31, 2014 at 12:01 am #

    Nice to see Josie following in your footsteps, Erik. Josie, you did a fine job with your review.


  17. lacey522 May 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    Thank you Josie for the wonderful review! Please include me in the drawing; these books are absolutely *perfect* for my daughter! Thanks for the chance 🙂


  18. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Hi there dear Josie! Glad to see you here. This does sound like a book that you enjoyed reading, thank you for sharing your enthusiasm about it! 🙂



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