The Jungle Book, A retelling of the classic tale
Mowgli loves living in the jungle with his wolf family and his friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. He’s been learning the ways of the jungle ever since he was a little boy. But when the tiger Shere Khan tries to turn the pack against Mowgli, making him feel unwelcome, Mowgli realizes he may not belong here after all. But what will happen when it’s time for the boy to leave the wolf pack that raised him to go live with his people?
What worked: It's time for a new generation to become familiar with Mowgli
and his jungle friends. Perhaps one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid,
I loved watching Mowgli try to find where he belonged among the animals
that raised him. Though this isn't Disney's The Jungle Book, the heart
of Rudyard Kipling's story remains the same. A young man-cup adopted by
wolves who loved him for who he is.
In this sweet and straight-forward narrative, the reader can see that
friendships can be made no matter where they come from. Mowgli is protected
by Baloo and Bagheera, along with his wolves brothers. The illustrations
are soft and whimsical. They're a delight to flip through over and over
This retelling of the Jungle Book is going to appeal to old fans and new.