I've always heard this was better understood and enjoyed by older children and adults so I purchased it for my 50-year-old self. I only warmed up to it about halfway through, though, probably because I was finally getting used to Piglet's annoying snort and also getting over my expectation that it would be classic children's lit in the tradition of Wind in the Willows. When I experienced the book as though eavesdropping in on an English father telling fantastical tales to his children, the fun really began. I could imagine the children squirming with delight at ever twist and turn of the story. Once I adjusted my expectations, I discovered it to be a charming book done by an excellent narrator.
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This book is a charming story, but it would have been better if there was not snorting when piglet was read. The snorting really was annoying and distracted from the story. Peter Dennis has a nice voice, but an annoying snort.
Peter Rabbit. A charming children's story with animals as characters.
No snorting with piglet.
Not really. Though I enjoyed parts of the book, I could not get past the snorting when piglet talked.
I am wondering if children would enjoy the snorting. It is possible. I guess I am too old to favor it.
I LOVE this book. Everything, that is, except for the Peter Dennis' Piglet voice. He adds a little snorty-hiccup after every line - an effect which, in practice, wages war on the ears and banishes all thoughts of sleep from an otherwise perfect-for-bedtime book.
It's a super shame, as the whimsy of the writing shines through with Peter's performance.
If you can stomach piglet, I envy you.
A favorite of my sons and now my grandson. A well loved story comes to life in this narration . A wonderful way to spend time with a child you love.
Listening to this is like revisiting an old friend. The narration was good and the story is very imaginative.
I loved the relaxing pace in which the stories are told. I also love that these are the stories I grew up with.
I love the sweetness of the stories and Peter does such a great job with the voices.
Pooh, of course.
Neither. Just a relaxing sigh as I listened to stories from my childhood.
As a born in the wool Eeyore, I have spent many hours dropping pooh sticks, oh bother, who cares. it is always the star people want to hear about. The book took me back to lazy summer days in a Kansas wheat field hiding to read.......
When I was younger, we watched the Winnie the Pooh cartoons and I didn't even realize that they were based on books. If you haven't read the books, you need to! They are good classics--I have even read them (a few pages or one chapter at a time) to very young babies/toddlers at naptime. There is humor in the characters' conversation that makes these books amusing for adults as well as children.