As a parent, I think there’s nothing better than introducing my children to something I once loved and seeing them embrace it with as much joy as I did. From classic movies to favourite books to tasty candy treats, I feel like I’m reliving a little of my own childhood every time I can share a piece of my youth with my boys.
That’s why I’m so excited about the Charlotte’s Web Limited Edition Gift Set I received to review. This set contains a copy of the original book and the 2006 live-action children’s movie on DVD, just in time for holiday gift giving. Here’s a brief synopsis of the story:
The classic story of loyalty, trust, and sacrifice comes to life in this live-action adaptation. Fern (Dakota Fanning) is one of only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal as she raises him, the runt of the litter, into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely of creatures – a spider named Charlotte – and their bond inspires the animals around them to come together as a family. When the word gets out that Wilbur’s days are numbered, it seems that only a miracle will save his life. A determined Charlotte – who sees miracles in the ordinary – spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is “some pig” and worth saving. [Read more…]