Because I think it’s never too early, we’ve started reading as a family. Currently we are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but our very first family book was The World of Pooh, which includes Winnie the Pooh and the House on Pooh Corner. Here is what my family thought of it.
Michelle’s thoughts: Although I’m familiar with the stories, I’ve never actually read Winnie the Pooh. It was much funnier than I thought it would be and I was thoroughly entertained. Each character is different and I liked that all of the relationships between the characters was unique. But that last story was SAD. I think I actually had tears. Little boys don’t really need to grow up, right?
Ben’s thoughts: Like Michelle said, I’m so familiar with these characters even though I’ve never read any of the books that some things were surprising. For one, Eeyore is meaner and less sympathetic than he’s made out to be in cartoons. And Tigger is much less spastic. However, I loved the bonds these characters share. Particularly those of Pooh and Piglet, and Pooh and Christopher Robin. The last chapter of The House on Pooh Corner might be one of the saddest chapters I’ve ever read in my life. Sad as it may be, it’s also one of the most touching scenes.
Evan’s thoughts: I was pretty distracted by all of the sleeping and eating I did while my parents were reading to me. But the book sure did taste good!
Any recommendations for family reading time?