......... If it ain't broken, why fix it?
I don't know if I was more saddened or annoyed to discover on Lilly's site, The Lilly Pad, that yet another classic book had been retold (click HERE to read said post).
To which book do I refer? I'll give you a clue ........
... by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.
Yes, its THE VELVETEEN RABBIT by Margery Williams.
A truly magical tale of a stuffed toy rabbit that comes to life thanks to the power of love, it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
Ok, so I haven't read this retelling of the story by Maggie Downer (published 2005)and to be honest, though I feel I should, I'm not sure I can bring myself to do so as I'm pretty certain it can't be as magical, as beautiful, as the original ...... can it?
And, though not quite as disturbing but almost ....... Dirty Dancing, one of my all-time favourite films is to be remade - is nothing sacred any more?
So come on, which of your favourite books/films has been redone? Which would you love/hate to see remade?