Thursday, September 30, 2010

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus

I planned to boycott this book, upset that anyone would touch by beloved A.A. Milne's Pooh.  However, I finally caved in wanting to see how badly it had been hashed.  Within a few pages, I was my little girl self again listening to my mother read a Winnie the Pooh book to me.  I smiled at the animals misadventures, at Christopher Robin's obvious care for them, and at their love for him.  And, as I turned the last page I almost teared up at the gentle reminder that Christopher Robin is, after all, a boy and a boy must grow up.  Not Milne, but not bad... I can still here Pooh going "bump, bump, bump" up the stairs behind me.

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