Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which came first, the book or the movie?
The new Winnie the Pooh animated feature, now also has a book which follows the adventures of the Hundred-Acre Wood gang. Though you can now get the book, the feature did have a theatrical release as well as a DVD release all happening this year. Sure you may have other Pooh related memorabilia, but you should also add this book to your collection. The title is Disney’s Winnie the Pooh A Hundred-Acre Treasury.
To address my original line on this post, in this case the book was released (May 2011) before the movie (July 2011), however tomAto – toMato. HA! I do believe, however, the movie came first in more of a story form as the book was adapted by Lisa Ann Marsoli.
The book is divided into three sections – Something Is Missing!; Tails, Tricks, and Traps; and Lost and Found – which are each 38 pages long:
* In Something Is Missing! all the Hundred-Acre Wood friends learn of Eeyore’s missing tail and begin to devise a plan for recover or replace it, and the prize will be a pot of honey.
* Tails, Tricks, and Traps has Eeyore trying on all of the tails his friends have brought to help win the honey pot prize. A tail is picked as Eeyore’s replacement but it all begins to unravel, and this misadventure lands Pooh at Christopher Robin’s doorstep and a note which becomes misinterpreted by Owl to say that Christopher Robin has been kidnapped by a Backson, which is a horrible, terrifying monster. So the gang has to rescue Christopher Robin, and they have a plan! Also, since Eeroye’s tail is missing again Tigger tries to “tiggerize” him.
* Lost and Found has all the friends trapped inside their own Backson trap! All except Christopher Robin, of course, and Tigger who is actually dressed like a Backson on accident. Though Piglet manages to escape the hole, he and Tigger find their way back into the pit. Yet, all the friends do get out and Christopher Robin “magically” appears because he was just supposed to be “back soon” not kidnapped by a Backson. And what do you know, Eeroye’s tail was just hanging out all along.
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh A Hundred-Acre Wood Treasury is a great way for your children to keep “re-playing” the movie when they’re not having screen time. My 2YO loves to look through this book all the time (see him sleeping with it on his lap). My 4YO will sit with me and read the entire book in one sitting; great bonding time. I loved the movie and I love the book.
My Mom Start Review Grade of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh A Hundred-Acre Wood Treasury Book: A+
As I’m writing this, Amazon only has 11 copies left at the price of only $10.87.
Lastly, we’d like to thank Disney and their PR company for providing an extra copy of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh A Hundred-Acre Wood Treasury to be given to a local school in need as a literacy donation.