OUR CUDDLIEST SPECIAL CELEBRATION DAY
One of the cuddliest celebrations around has to be Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated on the birthday of author A A Milne. It’s one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! Every year, the occasion is marked with events such as teddy bears’ picnics, featuring plenty of honey on the menu. Here’s my teddy (aptly named Ted) reading our ‘Authors Needing Reviews‘ group read!
Winnie the Pooh first appeared on the printed page in 1926, together with friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore. All of them were based on toys owned by the author’s son, who also featured in the famous stories as Christopher Robin. The character later starred in a series of much-loved Disney films. One extra-special way to mark the day is to visit Pooh Corner in Hartfield, East Sussex, where the books were written. You can pick up a map to follow in the characters’ footsteps, and even play a game of Poohsticks on the original bridge.
Now I’ve seen Pooh Corner, I want to go! It’s not actually that far from me…
Looks over at my husband, sleeping in the armchair and wonders, how can I convince him it’s a good idea…?
Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1)
The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926.
Back by popular demand, the four full-color gift editions of the original Pooh classics are available again. These elegant books, larger in format than the classic editions, include all of Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations, each meticulously hand-painted in delicate watercolors.
Here are the two great storybooks chronicling the adventures of Christopher Robin and all the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood, as well as the two charming volumes of poems. Bright in colour and true in spirit, these are books for giving–To Pooh fans of all ages.
SO WHAT’S YOUR TEDDY READING TODAY?
Seriously, in the spirit of Winnie the Pooh, I’d like to know! 😉