Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh #4)
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Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh need no introduction. Quite a few of the poems in this book are about the duo. Milne accomplishes the extraordinary feat of seeing from the realistic and make-believe viewpoint at the same time (something whi ...more
Here is one of my favorite poems from this book.
Whenever I’m a shining Knight,
I buckle on my armour tight;
And then I look about for things,
Like Rushings-Out, and Rescuings,
And Savings from ...more
These are my favourites from this collection:
4. Us Two
5. Down by The Pond
6. The Little Black Hen
7. Swing Song
8. Cradle Song
9. Waiting At The Window
10. Wind On The Hill
11. In The Dark
12. The End ...more
Now we are Six is written by A.A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. The book is similar to the poetry books “When We were very Young”. The poem contains wonderful rhyming pattern and is very rhythmic which makes easy to relate and sound similar to nursery rhymes.
The pictures are very sweet and I liked the idea of the author how Pooh came into the story with, in his author’s notes, it reads "Pooh wants us to say that he thought it was a different book; and he hopes you won't mind, but ...more
Some of the poems are quite good in a clever and didactic way ("The Old Sailor"). Others are clever and weird in a Lewis Carroll way ("Sneezles"). And the rest ... are not too much better than what you'd get from a class of nostalgic junior ...more
This is poetry to remember and memorize and enjoy again and again. And also to pass on to others. I think half the delight of this book is added by the incredible drawings. So read it. And enjoy. And share with others, small and big alike. It's that kind of book. :)
Illustrator: E H Shepard
First Published: 1927
Why don't we read more poetry? The 7yo loved this, even if some concepts (eg Nanny) are dated.
Beautifully illustrated with rhythmic verse that exposes the beauty of language.
Read aloud: 3+
Read yourself: 7+
Here's a poem from the book that I enjoyed:
Christopher, Christopher, where are you going, Christ ...more
There's always Pooh and Me.
"What would I do?" I said to Pooh,
"If it wasn't for you," and Pooh said to me: "True,
It isn't much fun for One, but Two
Can stick together," says Pooh, says he.
"That's how it is," says Pooh.”
Filed under Things I'll Read To My Children. Totally cute and funny.
I love the post script in the intro:
Pooh wants us to say that he thought it was a different book: and he hopes you won't mind, but he walked through it one day, looking for his friend Piglet, and sat down on some of the pages.
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
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There's always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
"Where are you going today?" says Pooh:
"Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.
Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.
"Let's go together," says Pooh.”