Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!
If you ever get the opportunity to meet my family, you will notice that my Dad has nicknames for all of us. Mom is "Momma-cat" or "Suzie," Hunter, my brother, is "Buckeroo" or "Hunt-man," my Nanie has been coined "Shorty" and as for me? Well, Dad likes likes to call me "Pooh." With that in mind, I decided to find a book about the most famous "Pooh" and post it here for your enjoyment. Everyone loves and remembers the classic show Winnie the Pooh. Today is actually "Winnie the Pooh Day," so I thought this week's children's book of the week should be "The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh," by A.A. Milne. While you are celebrating this day, check out http://childrensbookalmanac.com/ for more children's books on their designated celebratory days.
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
Summary: Seventy-five years ago, that most beloved of "silly old bears," Winnie-the-Pooh, came down the stairs, "bump, bump, bump," on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. And now, after generations of children have grown up on stories about Pooh's adventures with his forest friends, the four all-time children's classics from A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard have been collected in one hefty, handsome volume for another multitude of generations to enjoy. Gathered together are the poems and tales that celebrate heffalumps, Eeyore's birthday, the unbouncing of Tigger, Disobedience, Buckingham Palace, and sneezles. The stories about Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit's doorway, Piglet doing a "Very Grand Thing," and Eeyore losing a tail (and Pooh finding one) are timeless favorites for children--and grownups--of all ages.