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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Winnie the Pooh: Mini-Review

The fourth in a series of mini-reviews because my lazy butt is way behind on book reviews.

Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
Reason for Reading: Classics Challenge
Rating: 5/5

I can't believe I allowed my only exposure thus far to Winnie-the-Pooh to consist of the Disney movie. The movie, while it has its charms, does not begin to match this book.

It is absolutely the perfect children's book. Written about the adventures of a "bear of little brain" and the other animals of the Hundred Acre Woods. They set off in search of the North Pole (as it happens, the North Pole is a stick that Pooh encounters), hunt for Woozles, throw a birthday party for Eeyore the melancholy donkey, and survive a Very Big Rainstorm.

Should I read it? Yes, especially out-loud.


Aaron said...

I love the original Winnie the Pooh collections. What's interesting is that only half of the four books that make up those collections are about Pooh at all. The others are full of such light, fun poetry! I remember both reading them and having them read to me as a kid. I'm happy to hear that people are still discovering them.

mariel said...

Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits..

Nothing beats Winnie the Pooh!

Nymeth said...

I was so surprised to love this as much as I did. I need to get The House at Pooh Corner. On the other hand, I also need to stop buying books :P

Debi said...

I really must do that one day soon.

Alice Teh said...

Kim, now you make me want to read this one!

Chris said...

I have this sitting on my bookshelf right now and I just know that I'll love it. Can't wait to read it.

Giulia said...

I grew up with Welcome to Pooh Corner. It was people in life-size Pooh character costumes. The episodes weren't based on the books but on stuff like "stranger danger" and that sort of thing.

I've also discovered the Russian cartoon version of Winnie the Pooh (Vinni Pukh) thanks to YouTube. It's more true to the books from what I hear.