Time for another Children’s Classics carnival! This month we are focusing on the works of A.A. Milne. If you have something to share about Milne, Pooh or any of his other lovable children’s characters, please jump on in!
I was out of town all of last week so I was unable to really delve into Milne like I was hoping to be able to do. I decided instead to learn about A.A. Milne himself and wrote about him on my own site.
This morning I thought I’d see how interested my two year old son would be in reading the A Winnie-The-Pooh Storybooks (earmarked for ages 4-8). Each of these Pooh storybooks focuses on a particular chapter and offers colored classic Winnie the Pooh illustrations (by Ernest H. Shephard). My son wasn’t quite interested in the length of the story compared to the amount of illustrations offered. I think we’ll pull them back out in another year and try them again. In the meantime, I think we’re quite content to familiarize ourselves with Milne’s best known work through The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Disney). From what I saw in the Winnie-The-Pooh Storybooks, the cartoon classic follows along reasonably well.
I’m excited to see what each of you have to contribute this month! Link up per usual and we’ll hop around and visit you!
Don’t forget! Next month we’re focusing on the works of Beatrix Potter. Last month we asked for suggestions for themes for future Children’s Classics carnivals. We listened to your suggestions for topics and have arranged the schedule accordingly:
March 10 — Beatrix Potter
April 14 — Dog Stories (i.e., Where the Red Fern Grows, Old Yeller, etc.)
May 12 — Future Children’s Classics (i.e., books you think will become classics in the future)
(Thanks to Amy @ Hope is in the Word, specifically, for your suggestions! Now, I expect some great posts out of you! 😉
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.
Powered by… Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets.
Okay, you’ve thrown down the gauntlet! : ) I’ll do my best!
At Carrie’s suggestion, I came back and made a direct link to my original post. Feel free to delete the first of my links here. : )
NO NO NO! Disney RUINED Milne’s original work. They made Pooh all dope-di-doh and took all the subtlety out of Eeyore. The original stories are funny and have word plays and deal with real character types. They became classics for a reason.