Friday, August 13, 2010

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood - In Which Winnie-the-Pooh Enjoys Further Adventures With Christopher Robin and His Friends
by David Benedictus [j Benedictus]

This delightful book picks up where A.A. Milne's books left off nearly 80 years ago with the return of Christopher Robin to his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood after he has been away at school. In addition to the well-known characters of Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and their friends, a new character is introduced: an otter named Lottie. What I enjoyed most about this book was the all-new illustrations drawn in the style of E.H. Shepard by illustrator Mark Burgess. Although I did not think that the writing style of David Benedictus was as entertaining as the writing of A.A. Milne, the stories were fresh and interesting, particularly when coupled with the color illustrations by Burgess. My six-year-old enjoyed these stories immensely.. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try "Winnie the Pooh", "The House at Pooh Corner" and "Now We Are Six" -- all by A.A. Milne.] -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Return to 100 Acre Wood and David Benedictus web site ]

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