Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump

 **I received free products to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.**

   This was one of the most fun and informative books I have ever read. Coming first hand from one of the neatest illustrators who was actually lucky enough to work with Walt Disney himself.

 The book  is like a huge magazine with tons of illustrations, pictures, drawings and more. I think Rolly has every picture, even from when he was just a toddler. I loved how he shares his early work with the reader and shows his range of different illustrations.

 As I got into the book, I could imagine I was sitting in Rolly's living room and he was just sharing a chunk of his life. Me being a history buff, I was all ears!

 I love how he retells all the stories behind each thing from the time it started in his head, until some of those things actually became reality!

 Did you know the Enchanted Tiki Room in Disneyland was originally meant to be a restaurant? You will find this and many, many more secrets and tidbits in this book. (Editors Note: Because of the original planned restaurant, Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room is the only attraction that has its own bathroom)

 Rolly was hired at Disney in 1952. He worked on many movies including Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty.

 But that was not all! This book takes you to Disneyland and Walt Disney World as well as many other places Rolly had a hand in illustrating.

 My favorite parts of the book are when he talks about helping create the Haunted Mansion and Its a Small World, where in Disneyland he made that large clock you see outside!

 Rolly Crump was also the key designer for the NY World's Fair for Disney in 1964-65.

 All in all you will see Rolly Crump was not just an illustrator, but also an animator, designer and Legend.

 So, grab a Dole whip, sit back and enjoy this tour back in time with Rolly Crump, because after all... "It really is a cute story"!

Editor's note: This is the first in series of four books currently. We would like to thank Bamboo Forest Publishing for providing this book for review. You may find this and several other of their books at where you can sign up for a newsletter. You may also visit their Facebook page for updates here.

**I received free products to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.**

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