Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mary Poppins

Posted by PicasaHere is a beautiful picture book about Mary Poppins.  It is a 'Disney Storybook Favorite' - a modern re-print of what was originally a Little Golden Book in 1964, illustrated by Beverly Edwards and Leon Jason.  This picture book - 'Mary Poppins - A Jolly Holiday' - is an adaptation from the movie, not from the chapter book by P.L Travers.  Right now I am reading the first of the Mary Poppins chapter books to my 6-year-old and remembering the days when I lived inside these books for a time as a child.  


When I was Googling for images of the P.L. Travers books, I came across an article about some of the differences between the movie and the book.  I was saddened to read a few comments about how some people hadn't even known it was a book, they had only known about the movie!

I was VERY EXCITED to read on Wikipedia that a movie called "Saving Mr. Banks" is in the works!!  It's a movie about the production of the movie Mary Poppins!  (How meta is that - a movie about a movie??)  It's going to star Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L Travers!  Wow!!

Enjoy this beautiful clip of the song "Feed the Birds"  from the Mary Poppins movie.

Friday, March 8, 2013

More P.D. Eastman

Posted by PicasaThanks for the comments on the previous P.D. Eastman post, everyone - here's some more of his books for you to enjoy!  I don't have much to write about with this post - I'm too tired out from a trip to Legoland with my daughters today!  (My 6 year old started her March break from school today - they get a week plus one extra day.)

Linking to The Children's Bookshelf

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

P.D. Eastman - 3 Board Books

Posted by PicasaSome classic P.D. Eastman books for you today.  I grabbed Go, Dog, Go at a library sale - why on earth have people not been taking out this one from the library??  It's basically a must for childhood!!  I love the dog party in a tree.

Linking to Kid Lit Blog Hop