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Children’s festival at Crossword

Disney makeovers, bag making, mug painting and more to keep your kids creatively busy.

books Updated: May 12, 2010 11:32 IST
Jayeeta Mazumder

Loved reading the adventures of Winnie the Pooh while growing up? Well, Pooh and several other Disney characters come alive at this year’s children’s fest at Crossword.

The fest started in 2004 when kids would read their favourite books and get to buy them at discounted prices at this annual event at the bookstore.

This year, the theme is all things Disney and it includes all four categories for the first time — books, toys, movies and stationary.

Incidentally, the fest has always had a theme. This time, Crossword has tied up with Disney and therefore will offer special prices on its merchandise. “The entire store including the merchandise will revolve around this theme,” says Sivaraman Balakrishnan, deputy head of marketing, Crossword.

There are discounts and offers on Disney’s books, DVDs, VCDs, toys and stationary. Your cute, little girl can get a princess makeover, while your boy can go get the Johnny Depp look from Pirates Of The Caribbean. Other fun activities include ceramic tile painting, bag making, mug painting, ornament making and fridge magnet making. These creative activities are on only on weekends till May 23. But you can avail of the discounts on all days till the fest is on.

There will also be story-telling sessions on Peter Pan, Lion King and Mickey Mouse. Balakrishnan explains that this was a good time to hold the fest because kids are in a holiday mood. “People start contemplating vacations by May end, so this was the best time to execute the event,” he reasons.

On offer

Fairytales: Get illustrated books with Disney fairytales like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beautyand the Beast and many more.
Price: Rs 115

Miley Cyrus: Miles To Go: Get to know the girl behind Hannah Montana in this coming-of-age story. Price: Rs 325

Pre-School Work Books: Get your child a new range of Disney Workbooks — Smart Beginnings for the preschoolers (two-four years) and School Skills for kids aged five-seven years. Price: Rs 70 and Rs 80

Disney Movie Magic: Avail up to 50 per cent off on over 130 movie titles (DVDs and VCDs), such as Finding Nemo, Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey MouseClub House, Tinkerbell, Toy Story and more

Stationary: Pick up lunch boxes, sippers, crayons, notebooks, pencils, pens, figurines, tiaras, wands, puzzles and lots more. Get a 10 per cent off on Disney infant toys and on Vtech Disney infant toys including Disney Princess, Toy Laptops, Winnie the Pooh toy phones, rattles, pianos, interactive storybooks and more.