Brave

July 2, 2012

Nothing has captured my daughter's imagination like the story and the movie 'Brave'. NOTHING. Not even dinosaurs when she was a toddler, and that was an intense phase, I can promise you. For weeks even before the movie came out, it was all she could talk about. It's all we play. And if you drop by, don't be surprised to hear us talking in Scottish (?) accents. Julia pretends to be Merida (of course) and I'm either the cook or Queen Elinor.

I don't know what it is really. A princess who shoots bows and arrows? Bears? But the kid cannot get enough. She wants to be Merida for Halloween. She wants to get a dog and name it Merida. She wants to drop her middle name and substitute....can you guess? MERIDA.

Also, she wants to know how old she has to be before she can dye her hair red and make it curly.

So imagine the mental yee-haw that went on inside my head when I saw 'Brave' A Big Golden Book at the grocery store. The grocery store! Actually I saw all three of the books you see above.

I got the Big Golden one. It's GORGEOUS, a lovely edition, not the cheaply made kind. I chose it because it's big (as they so kindly let you know on the cover), it very deftly and completely tells the entire story of the movie, and the illustrations inside are immensely detailed and fabulous.

'Big Bear, Little Bear' and  'Brave' the Little Golden Book were cute and would be great for younger kiddos, but I knew Julia could handle the text and would want the complete package of the big book. We've read it every day since she got it.

We loved the movie by the way. The bear stuff was a leeeeetle intense but Julia was up for it. She thinks it's the best movie she's ever seen -- that and 'A Little Snow Fairy Sugar.' (sigh. pink hair and waffles are still haunting my dreams...) In a nutshell, my wild princess considers the wild princess in 'Brave' to be a true kindred spirit who inspires every last bit of her imaginary life.




13 comments:

  1. We LOVED Brave! It was my first 3D movie, and I never want to don those glasses again (ouch), but the girls loved it. Much Brave merchandise has been requested. Golden Books would be the affordable way to go... ;o)

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    1. This one is so nice! Some of the ones I find at the grocery store are little slip shod on the quality, but this book is lovely!

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  2. What is wrong with my children? six year old deemed it much too scary, did not like. 4 year old professed "Don't you know I HATE movies that make my cry?" (this is a problem we face with him all the time, it's actually really sweet- he's my tender hearted little teddy bear)- But don't worry. Baby Kit came through. She loved it. In fact as I was reading this post she asked if we could watch it again :) Maybe it's just a boy/girl thing?

    So when is Julia old enough to dye her hair red and perm it? ;)

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    1. Oh trust me, 2 yrs ago Julia would not have been seeing this movie. I just don't think she would have been ready. It's all about where your kiddo is. Guess who DID cry during the movie? ME! I also cried at 'Tarzan', which we just recently saw on video, and I also cried during 'Nanny McPhee', which we also recently saw. Been on a bit of a movie kick lately! And I've cried thru them all.....I'm a crier.....

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    2. oh the hair, ha ha! -- I told her when she was 16.....she's wanting a wig to wear for Halloween :)

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  3. Well, we are going today! I will bring Kleenex (huge crier here so thank you for the warning). Not sure if our 2 year old is going to make it thru the whole show, but grandma and grandpa volunteered to be the ones to take her out so I can watch the whole thing (of course that will require her to willingly go out with them-- maybe I'm not watching the whole thing). Can't wait!!

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    1. Oh so excited for you! You'll love it! It was really fabulous :)

      Let me know what you think!xo

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  4. I havent' seen it yet, but can't wait!!! It looks wonderful. I love that she wants her middle name to be Merida. :)

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    1. ah she's a funny bunny. tell me what you think when you see it!

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  5. Ohhh I have been wanting to see this movie! Maybe she will still be into it when we are out at the end of the month and we can all hit a mat. I was so into Annie my mom had to pry the outfits off me just to wash them. So proud of the pixar people for coming out with a princess that wasn't so girly. ;-)

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    1. I second that Hurray for princesses who don't just sit on their bottoms looking pretty and doing nothing terribly interesting! Would love to catch it again when you all come to town :)

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  6. My boys loved this movie, even though they thought it was scary in one part!.

    cheers from Australia.

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    1. Hi Monika! Cheers right back to you! Glad you all enjoyed the movie. I think my Julia was a bit intimidated by Mor'du the bear because she talked about him nonstop for 2 days, which is what she does when she feels anxious about something :) -- But I think we'll be seeing the film again soon....

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