Book Reviews of Shrek: The Essential Guide (DK Essential Guides)

Shrek: The Essential Guide (DK Essential Guides)
Shrek The Essential Guide - DK Essential Guides
Author: DK Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780756603045
ISBN-10: 0756603048
Publication Date: 4/7/2004
Pages: 48
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: DK CHILDREN
Book Type: Hardcover
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Once upon a time a big, green, smelly ogre met a beautiful princess...and they fell in love! Now you can join Shrek and Fiona inside their magical world with this fantastic Essential Guide. Read all about old friends--and meet some new ones. Squelch around Shrek's swamp and visit the glamorous fairy tale kingdom of Far Far Away. Packed with great scenes from both movies!
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Once upon a time there was a large green ogre who became a great hero, a small donkey who became his noble steed and a beautiful princess who kept a mysterious secret.

If you want to see a cross-section view of Shrek's crooked wooden shack built into a rotten old tree stump or you are interested in the romance between a smooth-talking donkey and his fire-breathing dragon girlfriend, then you might enjoy the additional information about the Shrek Movies.

The colors used in this book are pretty amazing. You almost think you could feel the fur on the donkey or feel the texture in Fiona's embroidered royal dress. Even the green fabric looks velvety. I was quite impressed with this aspect alone. There is also a good helping of humor throughout, like when talking about the gingerbread man who is actually one tough cookie.

He's wholesome and true - just what you'd expect from a cookie made from organic flour. ~pg. 19

Or when speaking of the castle:

This stylishly dilapidated, sinister castle is conveniently located on a crumbling pinnacle of rock in a sea of molten lava, just three day's quest from the nearest shopping mall.

Each section also conveys a certain mood. The page about The Poison Apple is somber, dark and has white text, while the pages covered with "the front page" of the Daily Duloc stands out and is also filled with fairy-tale humor and advertisements for magic beans.