Review: Disney and Pixar’s “Luca” Little Golden Book

Hi everyone!

I purchased the Disney and Pixar “Luca” Little Golden Book to review. This 24-page book is an abbreviated storytelling of the newest Disney and Pixar animated film, which begins streaming on Disney+ June 18th, 2021. The book contains pretty full spoilers for the film, so I don’t recommend reading the “Luca” Little Golden Book until after viewing the movie (I have previewed “Luca”).

While “Luca” is condensed into 24 small pages here (the book is geared for young children or any Little Golden Book collector), it does a great job at telling the story. It introduces Luca as a sea monster, as he meets Alberto and goes to Portorosso, the fictional town (inspired by real locations). They meet Guilia and start training for the Portorosso Cup in hopes to win enough money for a Vespa.

The “Luca” Little Golden Book is a wonderful adaptation of the movie – young kids who enjoy the film should enjoy the book. Francesca Risoldi handles the illustrations beautifully.

From Little Golden Book: Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.


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