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The Boy Who Loved the Moon & Other New Titles from Raincoast Books

The Boy Who Loved the Moon

The Boy Who Loved the Moon by Rino Alaimo

This beautiful adaptation of the beloved The Boy and The Moon, winner of multiple international independent film awards, tells the story of a boy who swims the deepest seas and slays the mightiest dragons to win the Moon’s love.  (Ages 5-8)

 This is such a gorgeous book from thick glossy pages to the illustrations that capture your attention in the most magical way.  This is a title that really captures the imagination – whether you are an adult or a child.  You can practically see the moon-dust rising from the pages as you thumb through.   A truly magical story.


The Ravenous Gown

The Ravenous Gown: And 14 More Tales about Real Beauty by Steffani Raff  

In a day when princesses have been boiled down to beautiful ball gowns comes a new kind of fairy tale.

Fall under the spell of a Once upon a time… where beauty is bigger than a reflection, where wisdom makes girls extraordinary, and where curses are broken through the strength and character of unlikely heroines.

A magnificent collection of short stories written in fairy tale prose The Ravenous Gown captures the essence of a stronger, smarter princess, the kind that actually lives happily ever after.  

 Everyone loves a short story, even those who profess not to enjoy reading.  It’s a lot less commitment on the readers part and when done well, they can pack a bigger punch than a full length novel.  The stories contained within this book are modern takes on traditional fairy tale stories with a focus on real beauty.  Each story is a little bit humorous with a playful tone all the while conveying messages that empower women and girls.  The author accomplishes all this in a truly pithy manner that works to keep the stories from coming off as preachy.  Well done!


The Snow Princess Cookbook

The Snow Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery

National cooking expert Barbara Beery, author of the bestselling The Pink Princess Cookbook and Fairies Cookbook has done it again, creating the perfect cookbook for your little princesses who like all things frozen and fun! Focused on Frozen Treats, Party Eats and Treats, Sipping Treats, and Party Crafts, The Snow Princess Cookbook is a chef’s dream for making fun snacks for the little ones or for showcasing the perfect confection for that Frozen ®-themed party.

30 food and party recipes include:

– Fruit Wands with Melted Snow Dip
– Scented Ice Glitter Lotion
– Snow Princess Coronation Cake
– Sparkling Ice Snow Cones
– Ice Blue Lollipops
– True Love Lemonade
– And much more!


The recipes included seem well suited to young Disney Frozen fans, and include mostly ingredients you can easily find at the grocery store or in your own pantry.  There are even some fun crafts towards the end of the book.  The hardcover and the wire binding contained within the hardcover make it easy to use for little ones.  This would be a great resource for a Frozen themed Birthday Party!


Win it:

One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a Raincoast Books Prize Pack consisting the three titles in this review.  Giveaway ends on July 3rd at 11:59 pm EST.  See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned books in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are honest and my own.



Victoria Ess

Friday 3rd of July 2015

I'm excited most about The Snow Princess Cookbook by Barbara Beery.


Friday 3rd of July 2015

I am most excited about The boy who loved the moon.

Elva Roberts

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

I would choose: 'The Boy Who Loved the Moon.' This sounds like a magical book that a child would love to read over and over again.

Mel Borhi

Wednesday 1st of July 2015

The snow princess cook book


Monday 29th of June 2015

The Snow Princess cookbook. I know my kids will love it.