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If there is one thing that my family can agree on, it’s our love of books. But believe it or not, I didn’t actually start reading a lot of books until I had kids. I know how important reading is, especially for kids so I started all 3 of mine off early. I try my best to make reading fun for them. And that includes finding the most interesting and fun books that are available. Our most recent find is Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book, from one of our favorite authors Jennifer Donnelly.
Now since Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live action movie is hitting theaters soon, I knew my daughter would love a book about Belle and her adventures. So I gave her a copy of the this new book and she LOVED it! Actually I loved it too. It’s a fantastic book that kids are going to love. We all know the original story of Belle and the Beast but there is more to the story!
About Lost In a Book
Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast’s castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again.
The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast’s castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore’s world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book, before she loses herself in it forever.
The Easy Way to Make Paper Roses
In addition to reading books, we love to make crafts. So with the release of this book and the new Beauty and the Beast movie we decided to make some easy DIY Paper roses. They are super cute and super simple. Just follow the instructions below.
What You’ll Need
- Old Book Pages
- Hot Glue Gun
- Green Chenille Stems
- Mason Jar
- Glitter/Glue (optional)
How to Make Easy DIY Paper Roses
- Take a page out of an old book. You will want to make sure that it’s a larger book because a bigger piece of paper will make a bigger flower.
- Cut out a circle on your piece of paper. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle, just circular shaped.
- Next cut the circle into a spiral. You can draw the spiral circles first if it makes it easier for you.
- Roll the spiral from the outside in.
- As you roll the paper use hot glue to secure the flower. As you get to the end hot glue the bottom portion.
Turn Paper Roses into Enchanted Roses
Now to take this easy paper rose craft one step further, we are going to make it into an enchanted rose just like from Beauty and the Beast. First take your rose and lightly coat it in glue and then sprinkle red glitter over the top. You can also use glitter spray. Next take your green stem and cut it in half. With your hot glue gun attach one end to the bottom of the rose. Attach smaller pieces of stems to the middle of your rose for the petals. And lastly hot glue the bottom of the green stem to the mason jar lid. Cover the rose with the mason jar.
Aubrey has her Beauty and the Beast enchanted rose sitting on her desk with her new favorite book Lost in a Book. You can pick up your own copy today because it’s available in stores and online. For even more Beauty and the Beast excitement, check out another new Disney book release as well: Belle’s Library, a very cool compilation journal of some of Belle’s favorite book quotes!
Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book- About the Author
Jennifer Donnelly is an award-winning, best-selling author of books for young adults and adults, including the Waterfire Saga: Deep Blue, Rogue Wave, Dark Tide, and Sea Spell. Her other young adult novels include These Shallow Graves, Revolution, and A Northern Light, winner of Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and a Michael L. Printz Honor. She has also written Humble Pie, a picture book, and the adult novels The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. You can visit her at www.jenniferdonnelly.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @jenwritesbooks.