Barbie and the Diamond Castle by Kristen L. DepkenI gave it 3 stars mainly because it was a nice step into reading book, level 2, for a little girl. Aside from it being a good practicing book for new readers, the storyline was pretty blah in these pages. I found myself having trouble following it because it left out so much of the movie, that the story in these pages was really not much of a story. If I hadnt known the movie, I would have been sitting there with a million questions afterwards. Having said that, most little girls that sit down to read this book have seen the movie, and any details left out are already fluttering through their minds, leaving their reading experience fulfilled!
*As for the comments about them being served beer, it shows them in an eatery place like an inn, eating fruit and drinking out of tin mugs with handles. They could have easily been drinking water for all we know. I dont find this small detail to be something more important that young ones practicing to read with books they enjoy.
Example quote: Then Lydia turned the good muses to stone.
Teaching opportunity: One of the basic ideas throughout this story is helping another. Liana and Alexa decide to help Melody, as long as finding ways to help eachother. Talk with your children about the importance of helping others, even if it is to simply help a sibbling pick up their toys. Discuss specific situations and come up with ideas together on how they could step foreward and help. Point out ways that your children already help eachother, or you. Teach them the importance of a helping hand!
Teresa / Alexa VOICE
It was released on September 2, It is a musical fairy tale about two girls named Princess Liana and Princess Alexa and her best friend Teresa , and it is a story about friendship and music. To save their new friend, Liana and Alexa embark on a dangerous journey to the hidden Diamond Castle , that will put their friendship to the test. But through the power of song and with the companionship of two adorable puppies, the girls face their challenges together and learn that friendship is the true treasure. The movie begins with Barbie and Teresa writing a song together on their guitars when Barbie's sister Stacie storms in, angry with her friend Courtney. Barbie decides to tell Stacie the story of two friends named Liana and Alexa, who also get angry at each other. Although the two girls do not have much, they have each other, a love of music and depend on planting flowers to upkeep their living.
She lived in the Diamond Castle with them, and helped to take care of it while studying the arts of music and magic under them. When Lydia turned against her friends, Dori and Phaedra hid their musical instruments along with the castle, and gave Melody the key in case anything bad happened to them. From her hiding place, Melody saw how Lydia turned Dori and Phaedra into stone statues when they tried to reason with her, and quickly ran for her life, only to be pursued by Slyder , Lydia's sidekick dragon. In a last resort to evade Slyder, she used her whistle to magically hide herself in a mirror, but she dropped her whistle in the process, and it ended up being broken by Slyder, causing her to be trapped in the mirror. She was so afraid of being found out that she kept silent.
Alexa is a gardener that lives in the woods with her best friend, Liana. They mostly share their love of music and sometimes they sing together along with their guitars. One day, a storm ruined their beautiful garden that they sell to make money. One day, they meet an old woman, with a sack full of rusty things, when they were going to town to sell the flowers left from the ruined garden. When Liana shares her lunch with the woman, she is offered a gift from the woman. Liana is hesitant but Alexa tells her she will hurt the woman's feelings if she doesn't. Liana chose a rusty mirror.
Barbie& The Diamond Castle is the 13th Barbie movie. "Barbie and Teresa tell us the fairy tale story of Liana and Alexa, best friends who share everything.
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Barbie and the Diamond Castle is a direct-to-video computer-animated musical film and the 13th entry in the Barbie film series. The film features the voice of Kelly Sheridan as Barbie. It is the third musical in the series. The film begins with Barbie and her best friend Teresa trying to play a song on their guitars when Barbie's sister, Stacie, storms in, angry at her friend Courtney and calls her a 'backstabber'. Barbie decides to tell Stacie the fairytale of two friends named Liana and Alexa, who also get angry at each other.