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Harry Potter Film Wizardry
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Harry Potter Film Wizardry is an adaptation of the Brian Sibley hardcover book of the same name that describes the behind-the-scenes making of the Harry Potter films. There are over 100 pages of text, photos, film clips, sketches, and animated images. Some images portray violence or kissing scenes taken from the films. Parents should note the app's large download size and high price tag.
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This beautiful book does a tremendous job presenting a lot of information while maintaining the magical feel of Harry Potter's world. A strong sense of community also comes through; the behind-the-scenes stories about special effects and transforming the characters are very focused on the people involved. There is some interactivity, with features like the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes catalog and film clips that play, pause, and rewind as you swipe your finger across the screen. Some fans, though, may be disappointed with the inability to zoom in on features like the Marauder's Map to read and inspect every fantastic detail.
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