The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh (The Winnie-the-Pooh Series #1-4)

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  33,199 ratings  ·  291 reviews
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 co...more
Hardcover, 316 pages
Published September 6th 2009 by Dean & Son (first published January 1st 1961)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Heart of Darkness (25) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

In which the animals go on a Second Expotition, and Pooh discovers that Not Everyone Likes Hums

There was a corner of the Hundred Acre Wood that the animals rarely visited. Even Eeyore found it too Sad and Gloomy, and it had more than its fair share of annoying insects. Owl, in his grand way, sometimes called it the Forest's Heart of Darkness, and that always made Pig...more
Nandakishore Varma


Have a deep, long look at the image above. That motley crew are undoubtedly the most famous toy animals in existence.

Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga (I cannot see Roo) and (last but not least) Tigger.

A. A. Milne, and established playwright and writer, constructed silly nursery stories and poems for his young son Christopher Robin, built around his beloved toys. He published them. And much to his chagrin, he came to be known as the creator of "Winnie-the-Pooh": all his "serious" works were...more
Mariel
Oct 21, 2011 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lassie
Recommended to Mariel by: The Magdalene Laundries
Celebrity Death Match tournament versus Mary Poppins.
Christopher Robin: May I color with my Winnie the Pooh and friends coloring book before I make up my bed with ideal hospital corners? My shins are scraped from having too much fun cleaning.
His boy lips turn to blue in his deathly pale white face. Her mask conforms to a perfect Noh shape. He reads the lips. No. Oh noh! Oh no! Christopher Robin is dying.
Mary Poppins: I am Governess to the good Christopher Robin. My credentials say it all because...more
Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (9) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

It was a most enjoyable picnic. Pooh was just finishing the last bit of honey and licking around the edge of the pot in a Contented Way, when he suddenly realised that he was sitting on something. Something damp and squishy. Something...

"Oh bother!!" said Pooh. "Drat and bother and double bother!!! I've sat on two of Rabbit's Friends and Relations!...more
·Karen·
Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament Round 2

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh vs Heart of Darkness

Hush Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.
God bless Mummy. I know that's right.
Ooh wasn't it funny at teatime tonight?

There was Tigger and Owl and Kanga and Roo
And Jozef Korzeniowski and Piglet and Pooh
And wasn't Joe greedy? Straight from the sea
He wolfed down the cake and left none for me.

And Owl kept on winking and shaking his head
But nodded...more
Marvin
Written for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament

"Oh, Bother!" stated the Pooh-Bear.

"What could be the matter, Pooh," Asked Christopher Robin. "Haven't you counted all the bees in the hive and chased all the clouds in the sky?"

"Don't quote silly Kenny Loggins songs to me. There's a bigger problem."

"Like?..."

"Well. Mr. Robin. I'm supposed to fight Hamlet in the Death match semi-final. I was expecting to go mano a bearo with him. But all of a sudden these other Characters are showing up and...more
Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Heart of Darkness (25) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

Pooh was getting rather tired of everyone ganging up on him, and he wondered if there was some way he could grab just a couple more votes. He suddenly thought of his old friend Vikki Blows. Now if he inserted the picture here...

"Oh, help!" said Pooh, as a half-dozen angry comments appeared on his screen.

"If only I hadn't--" he said, as a dozen even more angry message...more
Whitaker
Nov 01, 2011 Whitaker marked it as celebrity-death-match  ·  review of another edition
For CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH PURPOSES ONLY: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh versus Hamlet


Scene: Christopher Robin is reading a book. He sighs and throws it down irritably.

Pooh: Why Goodfellow Robin, does that book displease you?

Christopher Robin: ‘Tis a tedious tome about a prince
Troubled by his father’s death. Unnatural
Or so it seemed, and he, umanned by it
Feigned a double nature to seek revenge.

Pooh: Most tedious tome indeed, Goodfellow Robin. Mayhap some hunny might sweeten its...more
Chris
This review is for the Celebrity Death Match Tournament - Winnie-the-Pooh versus Hamlet.


One day when the weather was especially fine, Pooh and his friends were playing Pooh sticks. Pooh was thinking how nice it would be to have a playing-Pooh-sticks-with-your-friends-on-an-especially-nice-day sort of hum when...

"Hey nonny nonny..."

"Was that me?"
Pooh asked Christopher Robin. "You see, I was just thinking..."
"Silly old bear,"
said Christopher Robin fondly. "That wasn't you. It was her."

E...more
Chris
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Heart of Darkness (25) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

After the meal was over, we retired on deck, just at that time when evening succumbs to night, and listened while Marlow spoke of the time he abandoned the wholesome adventures of the salt seas for the convoluted mysteries of the river. As he filled his pipe, I noticed the shake of his hands and looked on his countenance anew. I had never beheld such a visage before,...more
Sakkfeminizmus
Milyen Sakkfeminizmus felkeresi az erdo, és megmutatja, Kanga, hogyan lehet, hogy egy Hamlet Trap

Egy nap, Sakkfeminizmus sétált át a Hundred Acre Wood, amikor találkozott barátjával Kanga.

"Hello, Kanga!" mondta Sakkfeminizmus. "Remélem, élvezi, hogy egy rurally alapú leszbikus feminista egyedülálló anya?"

"Én," sóhajtott Kanga, "ha csak mi nem ezt átkozott Hamlet kóborol csinál soliloquies egész ido alatt. Figyelj, itt van újra!"

Sakkfeminizmus hallgatta figyelmesen. "O az unalmas férfi soviniszta...more
Paul
Nov 02, 2011 Paul marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff  ·  review of another edition
Yet another celebrity death match.

(A small windowless room in Elsinore. HAMLET and ROSENCRANZ walk in. Sitting a the table is POOH, a stuffed bear.)

POOH: Can I make a call?
HAMLET: (Standing over POOH:) Who would you like to call?
POOH: My ride. I been here an hour.
HAMLET: Hm. Well, soon as we're through here, we'll get you a ride. Okay?
ROSENCRANZ: (Sitting across from POOH:) Pooh? You own a red Camaro, don't you?
POOH: Yeah.
HAMLET: Do you know Hamlet?
POOH: Yeah, I'm looking at him right now.
HAMLET...more
Travis
I can remember sitting in my closet with a flashlight and these stories as a child more vividly than most memories of the time. As kids we had most of them individually, so this complete collection is soooo nice to have in my library. My Daughter loves these just as much as I did and I hope she passes these time honored stories along to her kids as well. Thank-You Mr. Milne (wherever you are) for shaping my childhood and teaching me that it was ok to have imaginary friends and very strong belief...more
Amanda
What can I say? The complete tales of A Bear with Very Little Brain and a Very Big Heart in one volume with the original E.H. Shepard illustrations? Absolutely lovely. We can learn so much from Pooh about the purity of love and friendship, and we can learn so much about A.A. Milne from the stories and from his adorable dedications of each book to his wife. A great set of stories to contemplate from childhood to maturity, and the poems are wonderful to read out loud. Even if there are no children...more
Chris
Ah, so that's why Winnie-The-Pooh was my favorite when I was very young.

(Of course, I'm sure it helped that I'm Christopher Ronald.)

This is the first time I've gone back and read these stories since I became old enough to remember them. Though, you could say, I've yet to actually read them, strictly speaking, since they were read to me by my parents when I was little and this time I listened to Peter Dennis ("the only readings of A.A. Milne's Pooh classics authorized by Milne's son, Christopher...more
Jamie
I had a baby in September, and one of the most difficult things to absorb, in terms of changes in my life, was that I no longer had endless supplies of “me” time. And of course, I say this as a new mother—which means that, if you have not had children (and if you aren’t specifically a mother—sorry but it’s true), you probably don’t know what I mean. I am a person who LOVES books. I thrive on books. And at six weeks post partum I listlessly watched my fourth season of Nip Tuck while the baby went...more
Daniel
And then Piglet did a Noble Thing, and he did it in a sort of dream, while he was thinking of all the wonderful words Pooh had hummed about him.

"Yes, it's just the house for Owl," he said grandly. "And I hope he'll be very happy in it." And then he gulped twice, because he had been very happy in it himself.

"What do you think, Christopher Robin?" asked Eeyore a little anxiously, feeling that something wasn't quite right. Christopher Robin had a question to ask first, and he was wondering how to a...more
Joan Winnek
Timeless.

Avoid the Disney illustrations.
Brittany
Surprisingly I don't think I had these read to me as a child. When I got a copy of this huge 75th anniversary collection that includes Winnie The Pooh, House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six fully illustrated in beautiful watercolors I knew it was time to read it. At 24 it's still not too late to return to your childhood for a romp in the Hundred Acre Woods and a good game of Pooh Sticks.

Overall I thought this edition in particular was beautiful, and I really enjoyed re...more
Garrett Zecker
I just recently finished reading this text for the millionth time in my life, and I have to say that it has taken on new meaning in the overall scheme of things. To begin, I had read it many times in my life, mostly in my late adolescence and teenage years. I remember reading the Tao of Pooh and thinking to myself that I was surprised that I was not ACTUALLY familiar with the contents of the texts. it is one of those books that exists within the scope of our English speaking culture that you had...more
Chris
To get the effect that most people expect to receive with reading this book, this book is most often tolerated by the parents of tiny babies in slightly darkened rooms, while sitting in their rocking chairs(their baby in the crook of their other arm or over their shoulder, as parent reads this book from their own parental memory.) However, I'm not a parent, nor do I have any kids(I'm not even married.) However, as this story has it, the plot has a secondary storyline, which makes this book an in...more
Infinite Playlist
Nicht zu vergleichen mit der Disney-Version! Die Zeichnungen sind noch viel niedlicher und der Humor ist um einiges schräger. Pooh selbst ist ziemlich verfressen und auch nicht gerade der Schlauste (wird auch immer wieder betont, dass er ein "bear of little brain" ist). Piglet ist ein richtiger kleiner Angsthase, der das gern überspielt, aber auch mal über sich hinauswachsen kann. Rabbit hingegen hat es faustdick hinter den Löffelohren und ist der Gemeinste der Waldbewohner. Owl hält sich für un...more
John
If I think back to fond memories of being with my dad during my childhood, there’s one thing that always comes back first. It’s those late summer evenings outside. Dad often had outdoor projects going on of some sort. I’d go out there hanging around, maybe chatting, maybe playing with cats, or maybe doing something of my own.

Dad often had an old AM radio sitting around and would be listening to a baseball game while working. As it got darker, lights would come on, and the bugs would start flying...more
Kristina
Just finished reading this book with Ben. He loved it (as did I) and not just because it was the biggest book he's ever read! I've read chapters of this book before, but it was so nice to read them all at one time. Of course when we came to the end of The House at Pooh Corner I started to cry. Christopher Robin is asking Pooh never to forget him, "not even when I'm one hundred". Ben asked if the reason I was crying was because he was Christopher Robin and I was Pooh. I said yes, even though it g...more
Larry Bassett
Nov 20, 2012 Larry Bassett rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and grandparents
This book is the collection of the four A.A. Milne Pooh books under one cover: Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; and, Now We Are Six. As an adult I am glad to have these books on my shelf again. I undoubtedly had them before in their separate books and being reunited is quite nice. However, this collection is much too heavy to be comfortably held up for reading. Especially if you are of the age of Christopher Robin.

I almost forgot to mention that the original "D...more
Watsh
Read it to my about-to-be 7 years old son, who generally likes science fiction chapter books to be read to him, but for a change, one day picked up this book and to my surprise we read chapter after chapter for a few days in succession during bed time. He was particularly delighted by the humor in the book and it was a great fun reading him this classic by A.A.Milne. Christopher Robin in the stories is author's son and author is narrating the stories as if he is reading it to his son and then at...more
G.c.
Jun 24, 2007 G.c. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
My dad read these wonderful books to me when I was a wee boy. I reread them when I was ten. I read them to our kids. I have a set at home (purchased in 1962 when our son was born (to read when the Grandbaby visits)) and I sent a new set to my Grandson Emmett. His Pop better be reading them to him now.

An important lesson for Emmett's young life will be the knowlege that Pooh is not a Disney creation.
Jennifer
I adore Milne's silly old bear so it pains me not to be able to rate this five stars, but the inclusion in this Complete of the two poetry volumes When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six keeps this edition from scoring a perfect Hundred Acre Woods.

Don't ask me how it's possible, but Winnie the Pooh's verse scans better than Milne's, and closing with two hundred pages of slightly rhyming fluff of no particular (a)cuteness significantly detracts from the brilliance of Winnie the Pooh and The Ho...more
Anna
It doesn't seem to matter what age I read this. I love it as much as ever before. Milne writes so splendidly with just enough silliness, just enough fun, and just enough heart and friendship as needed for a child - and adult - to enjoy. I'm noticing now that each character is individual and fantastic. Eeyore is so negative and sarcastic, Tigger is somewhat arrogant in his obliviousness, Owl is actually well learned but not very smart, Rabbit is imperious, Piglet is anxious and nervous, and Pooh...more
Bill
Read with Joanna each night over the course of a few months. She loved it, and so did I actually! This sort of timeless children's book is rewarding for a grown up reader too.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales
  • The Complete Tales
  • The Complete Adventures of Curious George
  • The Real Mother Goose
  • The Complete Stories and Poems
  • The Aesop for Children
  • Little Bear's Friend
  • The Story of Babar
  • Peter Pan (A Little Golden Book)
  • Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
  • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too (Disney's Wonderful World of Reading)
  • A Bear Called Paddington (Paddington, #1)
  • Mary Poppins Comes Back (Mary Poppins, #2)
  • James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small
  • A Pocket for Corduroy
  • The Children's Book of Virtues
  • Sleeping Beauty: a Little Golden Book (Disney Princess)
  • The Saggy Baggy Elephant
81466
Alan Alexander Milne (pronounced /ˈmɪln/) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems.
A. A. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, to parents Vince Milne and Sarah Marie Milne (née Heginbotham) and grew up at Henley House School, 6/7 Mortimer Road (now Crescent), Kilburn, a small public school run by his father. One of his teac...more
More about A.A. Milne...
Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner The World of Winnie-the-Pooh When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six

Share This Book