You probably know that a lot of Disney movies are based on fairy tales, but did you know that a few are based on actual, specific children’s books?
Whether you’re looking for a creative gift for a child or want to pick up some light reading yourself, these books will be perfect for any Disney fan.
The Princess and the Frog – The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
According to Nerd Society, Disney actually bought the rights for E.D. Baker’s version of this tale, meaning that it’s this specific book that they had in mind when creating the film!
The Great Mouse Detective – Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus
One Hundred and One Dalmatians – The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Smith has even written a sequel called The Starlight Barking, which tells a story that departs from 102 Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians II.
The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh – Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
The Rescuers – The Rescuers by Margery Sharp
Alice in Wonderland – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Peter Pan – Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
Meet the Robinsons – A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Unlike many Disney movies, these few are based on specific books. Pick them up and check out how Disney treated these children’s favorites!