Olympics Opening Ceremony Celebrates Children’s Literature

For those of you who missed it, the Olympics Opening Ceremony was a grand celebration of British children’s literature.  Follow this link to take a  look.

There are villains from Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter’s Voldemort.  Amazingly enough, they weren’t vanquished by one Harry Potter but by dozens of Mary Poppins’ (Poppinses just sounds too Gollum).   Truly, truly, Mary Poppins with her magical umbrella, complete with parrot, was by far my favorite part of the entire ceremony, although Rowan Atkinson cracked me up.

Do enjoy the two videos.

Sorry for the inability to embed the videos.  NBC provides a Youtube link but it just takes you to Youtube in general.  Teases.