Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called” – Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne
Initial thoughts: I grew up watching Winnie-the-Pooh as a kid. I used to watch Winnie-the-Pooh and Christmas Too over and over again. To this day, I can still quote most of the dialogue.
The adventures of a brainless loveable bear and his friends in the Hundred-Acre Wood.
About the Book
Author: A. A. Milne
Illustrator: Ernest H. Shephard
Series: Winnie-the-Pooh (book#1: Winnie-the-Pooh, book #2: The House at Pooh Corner, book #3: When We Were Very Young, book #4: Now We Are Six)
Year Published: 1926
Genres & Subjects: Fiction, Children’s fiction, Classic
After reading the dark and deeply sorrowful book A Monster Calls by: Patrick Ness, I searched and searched on my local library’s electronic library for a book that wouldn’t make me cry. I decided to chose Winnie-the-Pooh by: A. A. Milne. Prior to becoming one of Disney’s most beloved cartoon characters, Winnie-the-Pooh was once the name of a real teddy bear of a real boy named Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A. A. Milne. The adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends were inspired by the stuffed animals of Christopher Robin, and of Christopher Robin himself. For this reason, when I began reading the story, I couldn’t help but think of my own childhood stuffed animals with nostalgia.
I am sure that many children have read Winnie-the-Pooh during their childhood. For some reason, most of the childhood classics that I have read, I read them later in life as a young adult. Before May of 2017, I had never read Winnie-the-Pooh, and I didn’t know what to expect from Milne’s version as opposed to the Disney version. The greatest difference that I found between the book and Disney’s version was Continue reading