Monday, December 9, 2013

"Journey to the Magic" Book Review

Recently I was given a complimentary copy of the book "Journey to the Magic" by Natalie Henley to review.  This is a very creative book for children ages 2-6 who are planning for a trip to Walt Disney World.  The book is full of beautiful pictures from all four of the WDW parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. This book is written in rhymes,  which I believe will help hold young children's attention.  Between the writing and the photographs, this book is a great introduction to children planning a trip to Walt Disney World.

After reading about the four parks and looking at the beautiful pictures, the book then becomes an interactive tool for your child.

  • In the "Planning Your Trip To Disney World" section your child can write down what they want to see, do and eat while on their WDW vacation.  
  • The "Packing List" section allows your child to plan what they want and need to pack for the vacation.   I like that it has a checklist and additional space to fill in your own items.
  • In the "Travel Activities" section, your child can draw pictures and play games to help pass the time during travel.
  • Next you'll find the "Character Signature" section where there are multiple pages to have your favorite friends sign your book!
  • The "World Showcase" activities will help keep children engaged in an area of WDW that is sometimes "boring" to young children.
  • In the "Favorite Photos" section, your child can add their own photos once they get home.
  • Finally, the "You Personal Story" section gives your child an opportunity to write their own memories from the vacation.  If they are too young to write, have them dictate the story and write it for them. 
What an awesome tool to help children prepare for a trip to Walt Disney World, engage during the trip and continue to relive the memories long after the trip is over.  

You can order your own copy of "Journey to the Magic" from Amazon.

More about author Natalie Henley:
Natalie Henley enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the Disney parks. Wanting to help others experience the parks has become a passion. She currently owns two Disney-themed websites, and, which help people plan for their vacation to Disney.

Natalie also authors Strategies for Paying for Disney, a book which helps people plan for, save for and experience their most magical vacation to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. 

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