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Winnie the Pooh: Anniversary Edition Hardcover – Abridged, September 3, 2009
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Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
''If you want a family break from TV and movies, get comfy, close your eyes, and let this master storyteller stir the imagination . . . [Dennis's] intelligent and whimsical readings, meant for adults and children alike, are captivating.'' --Los Angeles Times
''Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families!'' --Diana Huss Green, editor-in-chief, Parents' Choice Foundation
''Nobody brings A.A. Milne's timeless Winnie-the-Pooh tales alive like actor/orator Peter Dennis.'' --Midwest Book Review --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
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On top of that, I'd forgotten how wonderful Pooh is. I'm so jaded by the Disney versions that invade every store and home (except mine) that I've spent a lot of time bypassing poor Pooh & Co altogether. We had recently revamped reading aloud here at home because books "written for first graders" were too mindless, books written at the reading level of Pooh today are written for an intellectual level of thought and humor that is beyond the first grader (A. A. Milne had an incredible gift for including all levels of maturity in these works) so our attempts there got tossed aside as my first grader played with his toes, fingers, hair and anything else he could reach because the books just weren't "keeping him." So I tallied up a new library budget and between Amazon and Abe Books did an overhaul... Pooh certainly is one that has hit the spot. The writing is more like how I would speak to my son, but the story is still appealing to the imagination of a first grader, the plot easily managed...Read more ›
Jim Broadbendt does a great job reading us WtP. Anyone who has heard the Charles Kuralt version- this version is 300% better. Jim not only has a sense of of humor, but does a different voice for each character. Two things sorely lacking on the CK versions. Now, for those who have heard the Peter Dennis recordings, well, those are better, there's no getting around that. Peter's piglet cannot be topped and he also does the most wonderful versions of the songs I have ever heard. But alas, those tapes are no longer available and Dennis never recorded the entire book(s). So, I figure Jim is still deserving of the 5 stars.
Broadbent does a wonderful job of bringing out the humor in the stories, something which the Kuralt recordings do not. His Eeyore does sound a bit like Ringo Starr- but, that works rather well now, doesn't it? Pooh, well, he's a bit on the not-so-bright side, but he's cheerful and trustworthy. Piglet does sound timid and sweet. Rabbit, well, he could be a bit more edgey in these. Jim has made Rabbit a bit more sympthetic a character than I envision him. Still, the subtle nuances are not lost, even on children. And, it is nice to have an unabridged version of the story available.
My children just love these cds. Which is nice. It's always good to have something that the entire family enjoys and is still a worthwhile use of time. Especialy something that one can listen to in the car that doesn't bore the pants off the driver and yet amuses the children enough to keep them quiet. I highly recommend this version for anyone who would like to expose their child to the original Pooh stories.
If you're looking to give your child some listening enjoyment that won't hype him or her up with too much craziness, and you love the classic beloved Pooh Bear, then these are for you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok. I totally love Winnie the Pooh BUT this copy arrived with a torn dust jacket! Not good.Published 6 hours ago by GM
My 9 yr old daughter who does not really enjoy the book loves this book. Highly recommend!!!Published 1 day ago by rose5844
EVERY ONE LOVES WINNIE-THE-POOH, AND THATS ALL THERE IS TO SAY, GREAT READING IT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO YOUR CHILD HOOD DAYS , A MUST READPublished 10 days ago by Jennifer L. Forbes
This book doesn't fit the description of the book given, a description that fits a book the same ISBN. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Rani D. Vivathanachai
This book is both fun and interesting. It's Winnie-the-Pooh's first appearance.Published 2 months ago by Dixxxon