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Book review: Disney’s Scary Storybook Collection

Written by Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi|Published October 30, 2020

This Halloween, get ready to be scared but not alone; your favorite characters from the Disney-Pixar universe will be part of this chilly adventure with you.

With Disney’s Scary Storybook Collection, you will get a chance to experience the chills and thrills of Halloween, with your favourite characters available to comfort you in a book form, as they do from the screen.

It doesn’t matter if you are a Jungle Book fan or a Lion King supporter; have grown up watching Winnie The Pooh or feel that nothing can better Alice In Wonderland, this book caters to all kinds of fans and followers. Unlike other story collections, this one is loaded with haunting stories, which feature every character you wish to spend Halloween with. After all, there are as many as 18 scary stories in this book, where your favourite Disney characters will accompany you from the beginning until the conclusion.

In The Curse of the Crow, Peter Pan and his friends make life miserable for Captain Hook and his shipmates; in Riley’s Haunted Halloween, characters from Inside Out spend a haunted Halloween with Riley’s new buddy; in Frankepooh, you get to meet an enlarged Winnie The Pooh, whereas in one adventure, Nemo and friends solve the mystery of the Ghost-Light fish. That’s not all, because Detective Lucky solves a case past midnight in another adventure, Belle goes on a ‘treasure’ hunt to find the final chapter from The Beast’s book, Woody and his Toy Story gang go on a rescue mission and Mickey Mouse manages to host a slumber party with his friends, but not before being spooked repeatedly.

This collection also features characters from other popular Disney animated flicks such as Sleeping Beauty, Up, Big Hero 6, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Monsters, Inc., who take you on a fun-filled adventure. The illustrations accompanying these stories resemble the animated film so much that if you close your eyes and wonder, you might experience the characters walking around, doing their thing. The text is ideal for both young readers and experienced ones, and would entertain you and your friends.

Published in Dawn, Young World, October 30th, 2020

About the author

Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi is a highly regarded journalist, critic, and commentator, specializing in news, sports, showbiz, film, blogs, articles, drama, reviews, and PTV drama. With extensive experience and a keen eye for storytelling, he captivates audiences with his insightful analysis and compelling presentations. His expertise and contributions have made him a prominent figure in the media and entertainment industry.