Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Here is another classic story redone in a new Looking Glass Library edition. This series is very nicely done and would excellent in your child's bookcase as well as introduce them to stories your mother and grandmother read when young.
Random House for Kids sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It's been published and goes well with the rest of the books in this series.
I've had (and sold) this story by Kipling many times and in many editions but this is a really nice little set of classics that breathes life back into the old stories. This one is especially nice since it has an introduction from Neil Gaiman.
Of all the stories in this book, my very favorite one is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. How can you not like the story of a mongoose who keeps the cobras away from his young master? The Disney movie of this story is a classic now, too.
Why not take a trip with Mowgli into the jungle with your young one? The books in the series work well for reading aloud by the way. If you did that, you could enjoy these stories, too!