He is born in the middle of the forest in one of those little hidden glades, a curious little fawn called Bambi. He learns about the beauty and dangers of the world around him, and like any small child questions what is just out of his reach. As he grows into a handsome stag he experiences the joy of summer fun in the paddocks with friends, eventually understanding the dangers of the forest and of man the most feared creature of all, the death of his Mother and the eventual love of his childhood sweetheart. This storybook is an adaption of the original written by Felix Salten, published in 1923 in Berlin. The first American edition translated into English, appeared in 1928. Walt Disney created his animated film Bambi in 1942 from Felix Salten’s book and is now a classic. Janet Schulman has created a classic with this read aloud book and with the help of illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher capturing the beauty of the forest, and the animals that live deep within, they have preserved that timeless magic, we all love. Janet Schulman’s note to the reader just inside the cover gives you a glance as to how she came upon the story. As an animal lover I could not pass up a chance to review this treasure.