5 Minutes for Books — How to Be Like Walt

by Jennifer Donovan

I love my team over at 5 Minutes for Books. We each have a different favorite type of book, and so we are able to accomplish the goal of reviewing a large variety of books. We publish reviews for interesting and unique books along with recent bestsellers — for kids of all ages, gift-giving occasions, and most importantly — yourself!

Carrie found this book. When she’s not reviewing for us at 5 Minutes for Books, you’ll find her reviewing at her own blog, Reading to Know.

I don’t think its possible to say enough nice things about How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life. Seriously. At first I was deterred from it because of the cover art. It was distracting. I also knew absolutely nothing about Walt Disney when I cracked the pages of this 389 page biography published by HCI Books. When I finally did get around to reading it, I intended to skim it. As it turns out, skimming is the last thing I found myself wanting to do as I learned about the man behind the mouse: Walt Disney. I devoured this book, word by word!

Walt Disney has to be one of the most admirable men I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about. Sure he had his faults and this book does not ignore them. However, in the grand scheme of things, he really was an above-board sort of fellow, devoted to his wife and family, with strong work ethics and a servant’s heart. I can imagine that he was absolutely charming to know.

I think the thing that I appreciated most in learning about Walt was his desire to dream big dreams. The focus of this book is teaching people the principals that Walt followed in his own life, and making them your own. Each chapter tells you a little more of who Walt is and then offers encouragement as to how you could pattern your own attitude to mirror his (It’s like a practical application section smack dab in the middle of a biography which is really unique and interesting, I thought!). Williams talks about how Walt lived life as an adventure, how he dared to do impossible things, how he lived for the next generation and how he unleashed his imagination.

For my part, I honed in on the fact that Walt was a great dreamer with an excellent imagination. He was constantly coming up with new ideas and new approaches to old ideas in order to improve life not only for himself but for his fellow man. He knew he had great ideas when he was met with opposition or someone told him that something “couldn’t be done.” If everyone had agreed with him that his goals were achievable, then he knew that he wasn’t dreaming big enough. Williams offers this about Walt:

Children are naturally creative because they haven’t learned to inhibit their own creativity. They still see the world with childlike wonder. They look up at the clouds and see castles, pirate ships, and dinosaurs; adults look up and see only clouds. “Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination,” said Walt. “But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it” (page 66).

Walt was never content with the status quo. He was always looking for something better and typically he found it. I would like to dream like that.

There are countless ways which I learned to admire the man Walt Disney. I appreciated his integrity towards his family, particularly. Even though he was extremely busy being the most popular man in the country, Sundays belonged to his family. Furthermore, he attended every concert and school event for his two daughters that parents were invited to attend. He wanted his children to know that they mattered to him and they grew up knowing that they did. His daughter, Diane, is the one who gave the go-ahead to Pat Williams to write this book. She admired her father and approved the idea of someone writing about Walt in such a way as to give people someone to look up. In fact, I do admire Walt Disney and I’m so glad to have read this book.

Yes, it takes a little time but all the time is worth it, I assure you!

Would you like to win a copy of this book (U.S. shipping addresses only)? Leave a comment, and please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.

The winner of last week’s book, The Baby Fat Diet, is #39 Lynn.

Stay tuned this week for my first-ever podcast interview with one of the authors of this book!



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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26 Courtney January 19, 2009 at 9:36 am

This sounds like a great read! I have been to Disney only a hand full of times in my life but now that i have kids i find myself more intranced with Disney than i was as a kid. I get to relive the excitement and joy through the eyes of my children and it is amamzing. I would love to know the man who was able to embody this experience into a place for family.

27 Linda January 19, 2009 at 10:04 am

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28 Angela C. January 19, 2009 at 10:31 am

I remember reading a biography of Walt Disney when I was in grade school and I thought he was a great man then. I would love to read this one.

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32 MRS.MOMMYY January 19, 2009 at 11:19 am

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33 Heather Johnson January 19, 2009 at 11:28 am

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37 Laura January 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

Walt Disney was an amazing man and very talented man who had the vision of park where people could spend time with their children unlike anywhere else in the world. He definitely made that dream come true and we all continue to enjoy it and return year after year. It truly is a magical place.

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39 PisecoMom January 19, 2009 at 12:06 pm

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40 Lisa B January 19, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I love reading about anything Disney and the man behind the mouse! We are actually going to DisneyWorld next week, so excited!!!

41 Krista Stone January 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

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49 Jaclyn Reynolds January 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm

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50 Abby January 19, 2009 at 1:52 pm

What a wonderful gift for my hubbie who is the biggest Disney fan you will meet!

51 Mark January 19, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I am just a Disney fanatic I have to put my name on the list. Sounds like a great read.

52 Ken Robinson January 19, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Disney rulez, dude. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

53 herblady January 19, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I would *love* to win this book. Walt was part of my childhood. Thank you for the chance to win!

54 Holly January 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm

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57 Miche January 19, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Oh my GOSH! I’d LOVE to win!! I am a HUGE Disney fan and even had the honor of playing Mickey Mouse and other similar height characters when I was in the Walt Disney World College Program my fresh. year of college. I would LOVE this book!!! It just sounds fabulous. Thanks so much!!!

58 Miche January 19, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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62 Jackie January 19, 2009 at 3:56 pm

I’ve always loved Disney and am fascinated by their seemingly endless creativity and imagination. I would love to get a little more of that back in my life!

63 Rebecca January 19, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I just went to Disneyland, and would love to learn more about the amazing mind behind it all!

64 alycep January 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Having been obsessed with all things Disney for 35 years, this would indeed be perfect for me. I have been in awe of the way he created a place where you could leave your troubles behind and enter a new, positive happy place if only for a day or 2.Love to read this book.

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66 TheAngelForever January 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm

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69 Becky Grayson January 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm

This sounds like a fantastic read. Something that I wouldn’t have thought about reading before I read the review.

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My brother used to work for the company.
He’d like this book.

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74 Michelle Henderson January 19, 2009 at 5:10 pm

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75 Elizabeth Ray January 19, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I’ve always been fascinated with Walt, but I’ve never seen this particular book. Count me in!

76 nicole schellhas January 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm

i’m a huge disney fan.. walts my idol! i would love to win this one!

77 Pat January 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Thank you for a delightful book review. What a great incentive to read a
good book!

Thanks also for the contest. Best wishes for a happy & prosperous 2009!

78 ellen cunningham January 19, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Ever since our honeymoon at Disney my husband has been a Disney fanatic so count me in.

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84 christopher h January 19, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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85 Sheila January 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Sounds great!!

86 Jill W January 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Looks very interesting-thanks!

87 Nora Scott-Platt January 19, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I love disney and this would be a great way to look at life.

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91 Christi January 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm

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94 Melissa January 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Sounds like a good book! Thank you!

95 Veronica L. January 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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96 israel y January 19, 2009 at 10:41 pm

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97 Renee C January 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Would love to win this for my father in law, he is a big Walt Disney fan.

98 Sherra Petersen January 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I need this book to remind me to use my imagination!

99 Mary January 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

This sounds like an interesting read!

100 Mary January 19, 2009 at 11:24 pm

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102 Lauren January 19, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I love the idea of this book :)

103 Faerylandmom January 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm

How refreshing to know that someone like Walt Disney isn’t covered in dirt! I would love to read such an optimistic book!

I subscribe to your feed and newsletter. :-)

104 Christine Groce January 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

I’m a subscriber. Count me in. Thanks!!

105 Amy N. January 20, 2009 at 12:03 am

i would love to read this book.

106 Amy N. January 20, 2009 at 12:03 am

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107 Amy N. January 20, 2009 at 12:04 am

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108 Sandra P. January 20, 2009 at 12:20 am

What a wonderful message to share, I would love to get a better grasp of this message.

109 Dianna A. January 20, 2009 at 12:21 am

I would love to get to know a Mr. Disney a bit better. I think he shares a wonderful message. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest for such a great book.

110 karly January 20, 2009 at 12:49 am

I’d love to read this book and get reacquainted with my creative inner child!

111 Shirley Hodge January 20, 2009 at 2:31 am

I am afraid that I agree with DeMille a great friend of Walt’s who said that if Walt Disney could see what is being created and shown on TV in his name he would turn over in his grave. I recently spend some time with my grandaughter watching TV especially the Disney channel and was apalled at what I saw being broadcast for young children.

112 Stephen Saunders January 20, 2009 at 2:46 am

This book would be a keeper.

And wow, I did attempt reading through those terms and conditions but OMG… I don’t have the patience to read all that. I’ll just try to behave myself and hope that will suffice. ;)

113 Terra Heck January 20, 2009 at 3:18 am

I’d like to read this book.

114 Carol Lawrence January 20, 2009 at 4:58 am

Mr. Disney started it all,a great man. I would love to read the book.

115 hawkshoe January 20, 2009 at 7:18 am

Having been to Disney world over 10 times, I would be very interested to read all about the man resposible for such an incredible place.

116 Angela Wilson January 20, 2009 at 7:35 am

I love all things Disney, so this would be a great book for my collection

117 Cheryl Riecke January 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

I think the book would be very interesting, would very much love to read it.

118 Susan January 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

I am very interested in this book. If I don’t win, I hope my library has it!

119 Linda Howard January 20, 2009 at 9:23 am

Please enter me. Thanks!

120 david basile January 20, 2009 at 9:44 am

big disnry fan i would really like to own this

121 Ken Stross January 20, 2009 at 10:44 am

I grew up with ‘Uncle Walt’ every Sunday night on the Wonderful World of Disney. This sounds like an excellant addition to my Disney library.

122 Monique Bradley January 20, 2009 at 11:28 am

I am a huge Walt Disney fan! He is absolutely one of my heroes. I’d love to read this book.

123 Melissa P January 20, 2009 at 11:35 am

Thanks for the giveaway!

124 Susan C January 20, 2009 at 11:55 am

I would love to be like Walt and see the magic in everyday things!

125 trishden January 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I need to be more like Walt and not afraid to push the envelope. Thanks for a great giveaway!

126 djp January 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

much to learn

127 Jane K January 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I would like to win this book as I enjoy everything about Walt Disney.

128 Linda Gilbert January 20, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I would love to win this book.

129 Angela J January 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I’d love to read this, my favorite animated feature of all time was Snow White–

130 Samantha R January 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I would love to read this!

131 Samantha R January 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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132 Karen January 20, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I think I would really enjoy reading this!

133 Gina Stratos January 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

What a great concept for a book
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135 Sue S. January 20, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Sounds like a good book. Walt was a genius and a character.

136 Stephanie January 20, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Looks like a good book! I’ve always been fascinated by Walt Disney and all that he accomplished. I’d love to read his full biography.

And I think I’m going to add this book to my Amazon.com wishlist. :)

137 David Clark January 20, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I am part of a family that is multigenerational Disney fans. We all love different projects that have come from the Disney company. My youngest is a certified Mickey-oholic!

Thanks for the contest!

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138 Gary Osborn January 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

139 Kathy Scott January 20, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Disney is the best. This looks like a good read.

140 Ashley January 21, 2009 at 2:02 am

this sounds like a wonderful book and i would love to read it. I am always trying to strengthen myself and how better to learn but from Walt Disney.

141 Donna Wilde January 21, 2009 at 11:54 am

I would love to wint his awesome prize!

142 Nancy January 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I’m a huge Disney fan, I’d love to win.

143 Nancy January 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I’m a newsletter subscriber

144 Nancy January 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I’m a feed subscriber

145 Nancy January 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

I have your button on my sidebar too.

146 Jason Nickolay January 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Walt Disney was a very inspiring person, and this looks like a very useful reference

147 Jaime January 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

awesome! what a great book to win! my daughter loves disney and I would love to read this one :) thanks!

148 REBECCA TOWNER January 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm

who doesn’t love Disney??

149 Gabriel J. January 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Please, enter me, great prize!!!

150 Mia J. January 22, 2009 at 12:43 am

I would really like to read this book. It sounds so interesting.

151 Renee G January 22, 2009 at 1:50 am

I’d love to read this. We’re big fans of anything Disney.

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152 PamperingBeki January 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

I’m a HUGE Walt Disney fan. I did more than one research paper on him in my school days.

I would love to have this!

153 Katherine Frazier January 22, 2009 at 2:01 pm

I hope reading this book will help me tap into my own creativity.

154 Julia Magrath January 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Disneyland is my family’s favorite place in the world, I would love this book!

155 tung ton January 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

perfect, a guide to keeping things frozen.

156 Jennifer Hedden January 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm

enter me

157 Angela Palmer January 22, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Living in FL we know a lot about Disney. It would be nice to get past the facts and more into his head.

158 Rachel Newman January 22, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I am always looking for positive ways to keep the world looking bright. This would be a great win.

Thanks!

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159 Brenda January 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm

It sounds like a really good read! Thanks for the giveaway

160 ky2here January 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I’d like to be like Walt – except for cryogenically stored decapitated head thing. That’s just too far for me.

161 Carissa January 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Sounds like a great book.

162 Carissa January 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm

I’m a subscriber.

163 dorothy l January 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

sounds like a interesting book I would love to win

164 Pam January 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I am a huge fan of walt disney and would love to read this book. I had the priveledge of attending a seminar on disneys organizational/ creative thinking. It was very interesting and i still use one of the worksheets. Please enter me.

165 Pam January 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm

I subscribe

166 sarah h January 23, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I would like to read this book.

167 CHARLENE S. January 23, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I love Disney & I love biographies, so thanks for the giveaway :o)

168 Lisa Vance January 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Walt Disney had a great outlook on life, this should be a great read.

169 Chrysa January 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

170 Jay French January 24, 2009 at 2:19 am

I’ve always loved Walt Disney’s story.

171 Carrie Baird January 24, 2009 at 3:10 am

I would love to win this. I am a big Disney fan!

172 Suzanne Reichel January 24, 2009 at 4:48 am

Walt Disney was a visionary and has brought so much joy to the world.

173 amylou January 24, 2009 at 7:31 am

I love reading about famous people and I love history. This looks like a great book.

174 Paula Harmon January 24, 2009 at 7:52 am

I want to be more like Walt, and catch Disney magic everyday in my life. It wouldn’t hurt to have a little of his money too…

175 Kari Follett January 24, 2009 at 8:08 am

This would be a great book to read, I’d love to win it!

176 Kari Follett January 24, 2009 at 8:08 am

Im also a subscriber!

177 Kathy Davis January 24, 2009 at 10:19 am

I love Disney This would be really cool what do you think Disney would think of the movies they are making today….

178 Kathy January 24, 2009 at 10:19 am

I subscribe

179 Regina January 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for a great contest for an awesome read.

180 chastidy January 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I would love to read this :)

181 veronica sandberg January 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm

want to win this

182 Susan White January 24, 2009 at 3:41 pm

I love Disney! I would love to read this book.
Thanks so much!

183 Susan White January 24, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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184 sito January 24, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Back in the day, Walt introduced the shows on The Wonderful World of Disney and I thought he had the greatest job in the world. I’d love to win a copy of this book.

185 cynthia January 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Thanks for a great giveaway!

186 Vicki Wurgler January 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

it sounds like a good read

187 Ed Nemmers January 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Happy Weekend!

188 Carolyn January 24, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I think this book would be a great motivator for all of us. My preteens could even learn a bit!

189 Brenda S. January 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm

This sounds like a wonderful book.

190 Erma January 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I would love the chance to win, thanks.

191 Janice Wright January 24, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I remember watching The Wonderful World of Disney on almost every Sunday night. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

192 Julie K January 24, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I am a huge Disney fan and I would love to read this! Thanks.

193 gracie n January 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm

This would be a great book to have!

194 Joe N January 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Walt Disney has brought so much joy to so many. He is at the top of my list of people I wish I could have had dinner with. I would thoroughly enjoy reading this. Thank you for the opportunity!

195 Marion B January 24, 2009 at 9:40 pm

What a great giveaway prize!

196 Melanie D January 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

I think we could all use a bit of disney magic.
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197 Diane January 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I’d love to read this book. I’m a huge fan of Disney- own a bunch of Disney DVD’s and had an annual pass to DisneyWorld for 3 years when I lived in Florida. And I don’t even have kids!!

198 Angie P. January 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm

This looks like a great read.

199 Barbara Hunt January 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Thanks for the contest!

200 Heather January 24, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I love all thing Disney!

201 Hesper F January 25, 2009 at 12:01 am

Sounds like an interesting read!

202 Esther January 25, 2009 at 12:04 am

Sounds like a great book.

203 Auriette January 25, 2009 at 12:19 am

I worked at Disney World for a couple of years. While I disagree with some of the decisions made by management then (in the ’80s) and more recently, I admire what Walt Disney built. For that reason, I’d love to read the book.

204 Sherri Siler January 25, 2009 at 12:30 am

I can’t wait to read this book. Walt Disney is one of my hero’s.

205 Amy January 25, 2009 at 12:44 am

I love Disney! I’d love to read this!

206 Nancy January 25, 2009 at 12:49 am

I love Disney – the theme parks, the movies – I would most definitely love to read more about the man behind all the imagination, fantasy and positive messages and energy. Walt seems to have left quite a legacy from his dream that started with a mouse.

207 Katherine Newton January 25, 2009 at 1:13 am

I’d love to win this book. I love reading and am running out of books to read..I’d love to have one just delivered to my door!

Thanks for the contest.

208 Sandra Schmidt January 25, 2009 at 1:48 am

I have always love Walt disney. It would be great to read more about him. Thanks for the chance to win!

209 Lori Z. January 25, 2009 at 2:02 am

This sounds wonderful. Thanks.

210 Adrian Lamont January 25, 2009 at 2:12 am

This is great, count me in.

211 Laura Pruett January 25, 2009 at 3:50 am

I would love to read my son this book so that he could understand the man behind the cartoons.

212 Samantha Pruitt January 25, 2009 at 5:51 am

i’d love this!

213 Ordell Knot January 25, 2009 at 6:45 am

I’ve always been interested in Walt Disney the man. Thanks for the giveaway!

214 Karen P January 25, 2009 at 7:35 am

Thanks for the contest, please enter me. :-)

215 Jeanine P January 25, 2009 at 8:26 am

Nice prize! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

216 Nicole D January 25, 2009 at 10:45 am

Sounds like a great book! Thanks!

217 Valerie Furr January 25, 2009 at 10:46 am

We have yet to take our two little girls to Disney World waiting for them to be big enough
to enjoy it now we are expecting a little boy. This Rocking Horse is the cutest thing I have seen. This would be awesome for the new little boy. Walt Disney is a great imaginative person and made the world a better place to be with his
parks he has built. I went several years ago and it was awesome would love this book. Thanks for a chance to win.

218 kathy pease January 25, 2009 at 11:47 am

this sounds like a great book :)

219 Kendra January 25, 2009 at 11:53 am

sounds like a great book ! thnx for the opp

220 Greg R January 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Sounds like a good book please enter me

221 Greg Rice January 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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222 Timothy Sternberg January 25, 2009 at 12:49 pm

It sounds like a good read.

223 DENISE January 25, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I would love to have this to read. Thanks!!

224 Roseann K January 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Love to read this! Thanks!

225 Amy A January 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for the chance. Great prize!

226 Tamara Burks January 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Sounds interesting!

227 Diane S January 25, 2009 at 2:57 pm

i would love to win this book, have never fully read the bio of Walt but I hear it is interesting. And the fact that this book lays it out there for you too read and all is great. I am a total child at heart…..Mickey Mouse Rules.

Thank you for the contest.

228 Veronica Garrett January 25, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I would love to win this book.

229 Angie P January 25, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I’m a huge Disney fan. I’d love to read this book~thanks!

230 Sandy M January 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Would love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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