Posting Pooh's hum yesterday got me to thinking about old favorite children's books I love--and wondering if the magic could be the same for Josie, considering that she's already familiar with the Disney versions. When I read Winnie the Pooh to her, she assured me she already knew all about it--though she was fairly engaged as we read.
Mary Poppins, The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, spring to mind. Can just the words and a few illustrations compete with the full color, singing, dancing extravaganzas? Same with The Wizard of Oz.
When I was falling in love with these books and with reading in general, we had no television and movies were an occasional treat. I have a real feeling things will never be the same. But I'd be happy to be proved wrong.