ISBN 0525462333 - I find myself with mixed feelings about the rating of this one, so I'm going with 4 stars and admitting I've been waffling between 3 and 4 for five minutes before committing. I feel like Eeyore. On with the review.
Tigger loves to bounce. He bounces to visit his friends and, sometimes, he bounces his way into trouble - which is when he's very glad to have those friends!
The reason I had trouble deciding how many stars I thought this book really deserved is simple: there's no story here. Really, there's not. The text is so basic and so limited that there aren't enough words to make a story. That bothered me a bit, but I've got to admit that the book isn't for me. It isn't for pre-teens or romance readers or those that go through textbooks for fun. The book's audience is 0-3. They gnaw on books more than they read them and, when they do read them, they're just learning - they don't need to be overwhelmed by too many words, or by big words. This book is great for them!
The illustrations are from The House at Pooh Corner and are the original ones by Ernest H. Shepard; if you're only into the slick Disney version, you'll be disappointed. Board book pages stand up to some rough handling and are turned easily by less-than-nimble fingers. The fact that the book is shaped (somewhat) like Tigger will definitely make it a standout on your shelf. It's oversized, making it a little tough to hold in a tiny lap and not great as a take-along book. All Pooh and Friends fans will want this one, not to mention ISBN 0525462325 Pooh (Giant Board Book), ISBN 0525463321 EEYORE, Giant Shaped Board Book (Pooh Giant Shaped Board Books), and ISBN 0525463348 Piglet (Giant Board Book).
A must have for a classic pooh fan.
Tigger loves to bounce, but sometimes he bounces into trouble....