UK Readers, Pre-Order MinaLima’s “Beauty and the Beast”
March seems to be a month of exciting releases – we’ve got the newly updated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook coming in a couple of weeks (March 14), as well as Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast (March 17). But to tide us over until then, we can delight in MinaLima’s beautiful illustrations, thanks to their upcoming special edition of Beauty and the Beast, which is released in the UK on March 9.
The newly illustrated edition of Beauty and the Beast, released to celebrate the upcoming live-action Disney movie, follows in the footsteps of MinaLima’s gorgeous Peter Pan and The Jungle Book editions. We already reviewed the new Beauty and the Beast book, and it’s safe to say we loved it.
Here are some more details about what to expect from this very special edition of the story.
MinaLima, the design studio acclaimed for establishing the entire graphic identity for the Harry Potter films, has created a book [that] engages audiences by animating the reading experience and reinforces the story’s literary and cultural significance. The vivid new edition is illustrated with full-colour artwork, printed on imitation cloth with gold foil type, and filled with 3-D interactive features.
The book includes some very special features.
To add visual depth to this classic fairytale, MinaLima has produced full-colour artwork and nine enchanting interactive elements, which include:
A trifold map of the affluent French city where Belle’s father and his family live
A fold out that reveals the interior of the Beast’s alluring palace
A series of flaps that open to reveal different attractions available to Belle in the Beast’s palace
A dial of the ring Belle turns on her finger to return to the Beast and more
More details can be found in the press release below.
The book already seems to be available in the US, but the book’s official release here in the UK is March 9, and you can pre-order it from the MinaLima website now (where you can get a signed copy!). The book will also be available at the House of MinaLima and in UK bookshops. Plus, if you’re in London, don’t forget that due to popular demand, the House of MinaLima is still open – so make sure to visit in you’re in town for Cursed Child or searching for Diagon Alley, this is the best place to start your trip!
March 2 is World Book Day in the UK this year, so what better way to celebrate than by pre-ordering this beautiful edition of this classic story?
Will you be adding this special edition to your library? Let us know in the comments!