Friday, 16 October 2015

ReadItDaddy's First Book of the Week - Week Ending 16th October 2015 - "The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2" by Brett Rector (Titan Books)

Our First Book of the Week this week gets some spookiness into your life ahead of Halloween. The gorgeous and sumptuous "The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2" by Brett Rector...
"This is a book of the week daddy!" said Charlotte in that voice that meant "Do my bidding, vile underling!"

I hadn't even caught sight of the book before this proclamation was made but most of you know by now, I never argue with Charlotte about book choices so mote it be!

"The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2" written by pop culture and movie expert Brett Rector really is book of the week material from the word go, wrapped up in a luxurious hard cover and filled to the brim with fantastic and colourful movie stills and illustrations. There are also tons of glorious facts and anecdotes from Director Genndy Tartakovsky and writer Robert Smigel, and of course bucketloads of brilliant insights into character and background designs from the host of artists who came up with Mavis, Johnny, Vlad and all the other superb characters you'll find in the sequel to the smash hit "Hotel Transylvania". 

We love monsters, we particularly love the 'classic' monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein('s monster), The Mummy and The Wolfman so even though we've yet to see either movie ourselves (a situation we'll definitely be rectifying over the next few weeks) we have completely fallen in love with these characters regardless. 

Titan Books have produced quite a number of these "The Art of..." books, and with Christmas swiftly approaching, these are the perfect things to add to your shopping list (and certainly these type of books are an 'easy present' for me as I can't get enough of 'em!)

Fascinating, and full of inspirational ideas if you're a budding scribbler - or just a huge amount of fun if you're a movie buff who wants to see what goes into an animated feature. Pick up a copy of "The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2" and you're in for a ghoulishly great time!

Charlotte's favourite bit: Charlotte utterly loves Mavis but thinks (SPOILERS) Dennis makes the cutest little vampire on the block! Also loves the fact that Mavis doesn't appear in any of her wedding / honeymoon photos for obvious reasons :)

Daddy's favourite bit: A real crush on Mavis too, but loads of love for this deep dive into the design processes of some seriously brilliant and ghoulish characters. 

(Kindly sent to us for review by Titan Books)

"The Art of Hotel Transylvania 2"

Written by Brett Rector

Published by Titan Books

Publication Date: 27th August 2015