Book Reviews of The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
Author: Walt Disney
ISBN-13: 9780717283361
ISBN-10: 0717283364
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Stoddart+publishing
Book Type: Hardcover
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My grandkids love this book
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Disney's classic story "The Jungle Book" in hardcover.
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Text and illustrations are from Walt Disney's animated movie.
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Lovely illustrations, hard cover book!
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Excellent hardback book version of the Disney movie "The Jungle Book."
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this book is really cool
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Classic Book!
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Beautiful Disney art.
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From Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Reading Series with classic illustrations. Using simple vocabulary and exciting illustrations that fully explain the text, these books have been designed to encourage youngsters to read by themselves.
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The classic from Disney's Wonderful World of Reading books.
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ISBN 0717283364 - My faith in Disney is restored. Having just reviewed another Disney edition of this book (ISBN 0307003264) that was a small letdown, I'm thrilled to find Disney really is as good as I think. I'm copy and pasting the recap portion of that review, because it's the same:

Mowgli, left in the jungle as an infant, is taken, by Bagheera the panther, to a wolf family's den to be raised. The animals are his friends and he learns from them until, suddenly, Shere Khan returns to the jungle. Like all tigers, Shere Khan hates man - and Mowgli, now ten, is a "man". His friends work to convince him to leave the jungle, but Mowgli doesn't want to go, facing various dangers to stay in the place he knows as his home. Until, that is, he sees a young human girl singing at the water and follows her home to her village.

Disney's illustrations in both editions are worthy of 5 stars, but this one actually GETS those 5 stars because the text is much better. Without being excessively wordy, this edition goes into more detail, not leaving out important details (in ISBN 0307003264, Mowgli's adoptive wolf mother doesn't even say a word when the pack votes to send him away, for example). The pace is a little slower here, allowing the story to feel far less hurried.

Disney's Wonderful World of Reading series are, indeed, wonderful - a set no child's library is complete without - and the added bonus of introducing your child to Kipling early in their life is just the icing on the cake.

- AnnaLovesBooks