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The Book of Life is an animated movie that opened in theaters on October 17th. It’s a Romeo and Juliet-inspired love which takes place a Day of the Dead celebration (Dia de los Muertos) in the 1920’s. Channing Tatum voices Joaquin, a decorated soldier a bit obsessed with his medals.

His best friend, Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), a young matador who wants to himself of the expectations of his family has forced upon him to follow his dreams of being a musician. The two compete for the heart of Maria Posada (voiced by Zoe Saldana). But in order to win her heart, Manolo is going to have to face his greatest fears. Will he be able to and follow his heart to rewrite his own destiny.

The Book of Life Trailer

Book of Life Shop at World Market

To celebrate the release of the film in theaters, Cost Plus World Market developed this set of exclusive toys based on the film. They include the Book of Life Tin Keepsake Box, child-sized Guitar, Maracas, Castanets, a Manolo Rubber Duck Bath Toy, Chuy Stamp, Light Show, two kaleidoscopes, Swirly Slime, and Flashlight Picture Projector. You can check out the Book of Life Collection online and in stores. In stores you’ll find them located with the Halloween Décor (which is on sale now!).

I visited my local store to pick up a few items for a family in my husband’s fire district that’s been struggling with health issues. I thought that since the movie was just out, they’d appreciate some fun toys to take their mind of their worries for just a little while.

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Lucky me, the toys were on sale so I was able to purchase all of them (except for the Slime) plus a few other Day of the Dead trinkets. Then I noticed a bright red gift basket and I decided to go all out and wrap it up. Plus, if the mom is anything like me, she’ll covet the basket for herself.

The Book of Life – Free Printable Activity Sheets

Book of Life Activity Sheets

Maze, Make your own Sugar Skulls, Help Xibalaba play Suduko, Color By Number, Make your own Tissue Paper Flag Craft  

As I was checking out the cashier mentioned that because I had purchased the basket with the filler and plastic covering, they’d be happy to put my gift basket together for me and no charge! Heck, I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth so I said sure!

After about fifteen minutes I was rewarded with a beautiful gift basket that was arranged much more elegantly that I could ever have done. All I had to do was carry it out of the store and hand it to my husband. He was impressed and thrilled at the riot of color that basket contained and he took it to work with him today to drop off at the family’s home tomorrow on his way home from work.

 My World Market Gift Basket - after The BOOK OF LIFE World Market Exclusives & Sweepstakes #BookofLife @WorldMarket Sponsored

The Book of Life at World Market

The Book of Life

The Book of Life


Here’s hoping these fun toys give this deserving family some enjoyment!

Win a Cost Plus World Market Book of Life Sweepstakes!

This is one fantastic giveaway! One lucky winner will win a trip to the Riviera Maya and free movies for a year! That’s hotel and accommodations for 5 days and 6 nights at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (hotel & accommodations), plus free movies for a year, a $1,000 World Market gift card and Book of Life Merchandise.

Plus there are three first prize winners who’ll each receive a $500 World Market gift card!

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