“Who started it? Nobody knew. One moment there was the usual Forest babble: the wind in the trees, the crow of a cock, the cheerful water in the streams. Then came the Rumour: Christopher Robin is back!
Owl said he heard it from Rabbit, and Rabbit said he heard it from Piglet, and Piglet said he just sort of heard it, and Kanga said why not ask Winnie-the-Pooh? And since that seemed like a Very Encouraging Idea on such a sunny morning, off Piglet trotted, arriving in time to find Pooh anxiously counting his pots of honey” (David Benedictus).
What an exciting piece of news! The excerpt above begins the new chapter of the adventures of Winnie the Pooh and his friends after 80 years in this new book released on October 5, 2009. “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” picks up where Pooh Bear, Christopher Robin, and the rest of the group left off. Many of us grew up following Pooh around the Hundred Acre Wood in search of his missing honey pots, getting stuck in Rabbit’s front door, or trying to fend of the Heffalumps and Woozles.
Now, new generations have discovered Pooh and his friends and together, you and your child can share the joy of reading in a brand new tale of the most beloved, silly old bear. The bonding experience of reading such a timeless classic with your child, marveling over these ageless characters, gets you to relive memories of your childhood while your child creates memories of their own at the same time. More importantly, what this bond creates is the thrill of seeing your child excited about reading, which is sweeter than any honey pot because you were once in your child’s shoes, eager to discover for yourself the power of learning and the magic of imagination.
Click HERE to read more from the opening excerpt courtesy of the National Post or visit the product page at Amazon.com HERE to hear Jim Dale read the exposition to “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” for the audio book.