We like the Anne of Green Gable books and the movies. My 2 1/2 year old liked this better then the older kids but we all still enjoyed it. It is a different from the books or the movies but still cute in its' own way.
This is not a "charming" version of the traditional classic but it is definitely new! I wish I had previewed it before showing to my grandchildren - I was very disappointed by it and quite upset. When a story is so good and enjoyable that it is a classic for years and years, why does it need to be changed with so much meanness and negative action and then be directed towards young children? I am with the other reviewers who are returning this or throwing it out. This is not fit for a home where children are being raised to follow Christ. Although there were parts where you could see the original "Anne", this is truly not a version of her story in the spirit of Lucy Maud Montgomery.