NPR has a great peek into the Milne estate-approved sequel to the Winnie-the-Pooh series, The Return to the Hundred Acre Wood. While the book is getting some mixed reviews from fans and critics, some readers might still enjoy the respectable attempt made by author David Benedictus and illustrator Mark Burgess. The podcast is definitely worth a listen.
I made my wariness of this project known when I first heard about it, but ultimately I think I’m going to pick this up. It may not match the whimsy of the original exactly, but I believe it lives up to the spirit of the characters. Plus, I’m fortunate enough to have nieces and nephews who aren’t as picky as I am and who will surely enjoy this.
Thanks to Elayna Alexandra for the tip!