**Disclaimer – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.

Story time is always a favorite in this Neurotic Disney home. NDK (Neurotic Disney Kid) is old enough to read, but not too old to still be read to! Books are wonderful on so many levels. We keep them everywhere – even in the car! Disney Books are a great way to keep Disney at home. Disney Book Group was kind enough to send these books for NDK approval – be sure to look for the NDK Review after the description of each book!

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Happy Friday, NDPs! Can you believe that Black Friday is only TWO WEEKS AWAY? And, there are only 5 more Fridays until Christmas! Where has the year gone?? Be sure to look for our Christmas book review next week. But for now, let’s take a walk in the park and visit a galaxy far, far away with these two new releases headed to shelves TUESDAY, November 18, 2014.

  • Minnie Mouse Walk  in the ParkA Walk in the Park
  • Page Count: 32 * Price: $3.99

In this Disney Junior Level Pre-1* World of Reading adventure, Minnie and her friends decide to take the dogs for a walk in the park. This, of course, results in a comedic line up of events that will have your early reader, or even your fluent reading Minnie Mouse fan, laughing until the end! From the back of the book:

Minnie and her friends discover that walking dogs in the park isn’t always a walk in the park!

The NDK Review: This book was hilarious! Minnie, her nieces and Daisy had to chase the dogs in the park. One of the dogs even grabbed a hot dog from the hot dog stand! It was crazy. I am sure kindergarten children will love this book. It would make their teacher glad they were reading. Disney Channel is a fun channel to watch and these books encourage kids to read. But anyone who likes Minnie Mouse will like this story!

*A Level Pre-1 reader is defined as: Reader in training: Pre-K-Kindergarten. Easy vocabulary, word repetition and short, simple sentences.


  • Droids in Distress Star Wras RebelsDroids In Distress
  • Ages: 6-8 yrs old * Page Count: 128 * Price: $5.99

From a galaxy far, far away comes a new series of chapter books based on the new, hit animated television series on Disney XD, “Star Wars: Rebels.”  Based on the original episode, “Spark of Rebellion,” this Star Wars Saga Chapter Book introduces the Rebels and the path they are taking through the series. A must have for your young Padawan reader, they will feel as if they are in a galaxy far, far away! From the back of the book:

The heroes of Star Wars Rebels are back with more action-packed adventures! Follow them on their journey to save Wookies as they narrowly escape a terrible Imperial trap. They also meet beloved droids R2-D2 and C-3PO – who are on a mysterious mission to help the Empire! Chopper proves that even a clunky old droid can play a big role in saving the galaxy. But one mission leads to the next for our rebel heroes, and they must ultimately face their biggest enemy yet – the Inquisitor!

While NDK does not personally watch the show(she is just not ready for that yet), she is a huge Star Wars fan. This book was perfect for her. It had everything she needed to stay in-the-know with all the Star Wars happenings so she can keep up with her older brother & NDD, while avoiding any scariness that she could interpret when watching the show.

The NDK Review: This Star Wars book made me feel like I was in a galaxy far, far away! This book helped me get to know the Star Wars Rebels. Ezra is in training. He wasn’t always a Rebel. My favorite character is Chopper. He’s very funny. They even got to meet C-3PO and R2-D2 in this story. Star Wars fans should read this book because it tells you how the Rebels started. I am excited to get to learn more about the Rebels!


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