We are a movie family in this house. It’s true. Instead of books on our bookcase, it’s loaded with hundreds of movies. Sadly, my books are in boxes (still) because everytime I buy a new bookcase, more movies are loaded into it! So when Suzanne Valle, the author of the awesome new book 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up, wanted me to be a stop on her book’s blog tour, I said “Um, YES!”
How could I pass that up?
When the book came I was so excited. I leafed through the pages and counted all the movies we had seen, and it’s safe to say I’ve seen more than I haven’t. Whew!
This book is a great addition to any movie lover’s library! It features fun facts and tidbits, adorable illustrations and a section for you to add your own comments and check off the movies you’ve seen. I love that it is interactive and creates a fun checklist for the family to use. And she’s got quite the selection movies! From classics, to movies that made history with technical achievements, and important social issue documentaries, Suzanne has something for every movie lover.
The book’s table of contents is broken up into categories like sports, family, action, adventures and even musicals! So it’s easy to look see if your family’s favorites made the cut.
There are so many movies in this book that I totally love. I am so glad she included some of my favorite 80’s classics that I grew up with, lots of Disney, and classic series like Star Wars and Back to the Future! I can’t wait to work our way through this book with the kids. I know they are excited to watch 101 movies, and I can’t wait until book #2 comes out, because there are so many great films that she didn’t get to include!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Suzette Valle is an award-winning mother of two and freelance writer focusing on family entertainment. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of San Diego, and has a Master’s Degree from Oxford University, England. Suzette has been a director and board member of several non-profit organizations in her community, including the Parent Teacher’s Association, Islander Sports Foundation, and is currently a board member of the San Diego-based international charity Foundation for Women. She also has her own blog, Mamarazzi Knows Best.com, where she writes about parenting in a celebrity-driven society and all aspects of entertainment. She is a featured Hollyblogger at the award-winning Hollywood publication The Wrap.com where she contributes film reviews, interviews with celebrities, and has covered and written about pop-culture events like Comic-Con International where she’s interviewed actors, directors, producers and writers about current and upcoming projects. Her articles have been featured on YahooMovies.com, MSNentertainment.com, and REUTERS among others. She wrote over 30 articles for the monthly column Parent Talk for AOL’s Patch.com, and headed this publication’s Parents Council in her community. Suzette lives in the seaside town of Coronado, California. This enchanted island is also known as the Emerald City because L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, penned several of the Oz books here. Suzette enjoys watching movies, and walks on the beach with her husband of 25 years and Bella, her adorable dog.
Buy It!: Buy it now on Amazon for $9.95!
Win It!: Want to win your own copy? Comment below what your MUST SEE movie before you grow up is! I’ll choose a winner next week!
Make sure you check the next stop on the blog tour tomorrow at Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books!