Bambi the Disney movie was the one I avoided when people listed off movies-to-watch. It was too sad and boring to me. It put a bad taste in my mouth and so I had no interest in reading the classic book either. I’m so glad I changed my mind. We just finished reading it to the family. What a treasure the book Bambi: A life in the Woods by Felix Salten is.
Animal stories were something I avoided in the past to my utter regret. Over the course of our homeschooling years, and especially the last two years, I’ve realized what wisdom and masterful storytelling can be done within a story about animals.
And just so you’re not bitterly disappointed, Thumper was made up for the movie, and I suspect it was because Bambi is not a book easily turned into a movie so it was “Disney-fied”. We found the leaves talking to one another entertaining and interesting. The kids all say now that the leaves whisper. The conversation was a beautiful segway into winter. [Continue reading]Pin It