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Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1)

4.32 of 5 stars 4.32  ·  rating details  ·  158,391 ratings  ·  1,894 reviews
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 illus...more
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Dutton Juvenile (first published 1926)
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Winnie-the-Pooh, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Win-knee-the-Pooh: the tip of the lip taking a trip of three steps down the palate to return at four to kiss : Pooh. He was Pooh, plain Pooh, in the morning, standing eighteen inches in one sock. He was that scruffy old bear at school. He was Mr Winnie Pooh on the dotted line. But in my arms he was always Bear.
In which the animals meet a Hostile Reviewer, and Pooh invents a New Breakfast

One morning, Pooh and Piglet were walking through the Hundred Acre Wood, when they spied a strange Creature lying on the ground. As they got closer, they could see that it looked a bit like a very large Boy. But what was most remarkable was that someone had tied it down with hundreds of tiny ropes. It could hardly move a finger, and there was even something tied over its mouth.

"Mmf!" said the creature in a loud but rat...more
Oct 06, 2011 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Winnie's poo
Recommended to Mariel by: Eeyore's hot tail
Celebrity Death Match versus Heart of Darkness.
Dear Christopher Robin,
Your father and I miss you but we feel that it would be best if you spent the remainder of the summer at camp, as previously agreed. You quit the boy scouts, band and your newspaper route to spend more time with those... things. Really, my son, you are much too told to play with... stuffed animals. To think, all my friends in the bridge meetings have all-star athlete sons and honor roll daughters to brag about. I have Christop...more
The Winnie the Pooh books are great because everyone has some sort of problem. Pooh is painfully naïve, Piglet is neurotic, Owl is a narcissist, Eeyore has major depression, Tigger is hyperactive, Rabbit is a sociopath, and Kanga needs to spend an afternoon with The Feminine Mystique. It's good for kids to learn that pretty much anyone you meet will have some sort of major problem.


Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my BEDTIME STORIES list.

I have a little boy and love reading to him, so this reading list will cover the classic (and new) children’s stories we’re enjoying together.

My baby son is six months old and as part of his bedtime routine we're reading him stories. I...more
Jason Koivu
Dec 19, 2012 Jason Koivu rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: childrens book lovers and gun nuts
Recommended to Jason by: yo wait, i think it was my momma
Shelves: fiction
Pooh gets shot for godsake! I don't remember that in the version that was read to me as a child! What I recall were the sweet, pastoral tales of human-like animals living semi-silly existences in their quaint village-esque neighborhood in the woods. I liked Pooh, his muddled world view and convoluted logic, and Piglet's utter meekness had its charm, however Tigger was mah boy! He was my favorite character in the book and coincidentally my favorite ornament on my family's christmas tree. Reading...more
Bryce Wilson
It's tough to read something this perfect and pure without feeling a bit like Milton's Satan, dismayed by just how far from true innocence and grace I've fallen.

Celebrity Death Match Quarter Final

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh versus Mary Poppins


London, Friday 14th October 2011

The Banks family have expressed their 'deep disappointment' at new discoveries in the Poppins corruption scandal. 'We just can't understand it' a tearful Mrs Banks said to reporters yesterday. 'She always looked as if butter would not melt in her mouth. It's hard to believe that she was working against t...more
Celebrity deathmatch review in which Winnie the Pooh wins.

I know some here think I am unnecessarily wordy, so let me get straight to the point. Hamlet sucks.

[Editor's note to these recently discovered papers. Tolstoy tries really REALLY hard to leave it at that, but he can't. And thus Tolstoy continues...]

As I wrote some time ago now:

None of Shakespeare’s characters shows, in such a striking fashion, the playwright’s - I don’t want to say inability—complete disregard for proper characterization...more
Celebrity Death Match review in which Hamlet and Winnie demonstrate their people skills in a job interview at a secondhand car lot.

Who would YOU buy a used car from?


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The Divine Comedy vs Winnie the Pooh Celebrity Death Match review because my sister was so sad that Pooh is not in the lead.

Really, of course, this is no contest; although I can understand the misguided believing there is a genuine argument here.

The trouble is the prism of time in which we are reviewing these additions to literature. One has been around for 700 years and the other for a mere 70. The genuine question that needs to be answered is: which of these works will still be considered impo...more
Michael Kneeland
Upon seeing my five-star rating of Winnie-the-Pooh via my Facebook feed, my sister made the following comment: "The originals were depressing. I prefer Disney's cuddly version." I made the following response, which I think sums up my feelings about this wonderful classic children's book:

One day, Pooh and Piglet were walking through the Hundred Acre Wood when they came upon a Facebook Comment. "The originals were depressing," it read. "I prefer Disney's cuddly version."

"Th-th-that's a v-v-very b-
4.0 stars. One of my favorites growing up (at least until I discovered comic books). As with most Children's book, I enjoyed them even more when I finally got to read them to my daughters.
okay, so recently I've had a problem with children's books. Children specifically not even teen. They seemed too simple, and even if well plotted poorly written. I was at a basic point where I was willing to assume I had been wrong and no children's book was actually all that good.

and then I had a really bad day. customers were jerks and ten minutes after the store opened I was already being complained about. Karen was gone no one was really on the floor for much of the midday. We are talking s...more
First time reading this. I read the Tao of Pooh first for some bizarre reason. This and Hans Christian Andersen seem to be children's stories an adult can enjoy.

Really surprised at some of the comic twists in the writing. Not sure an animated version could ever do justice to the telling. The original illustrations make the landscape look like spare Asian brush strokes blurred by rain. Maybe that's the English gorse Thomas Hardy was always murmuring about.

It was very nice to have all story and no...more
For Celebrity Deathmatch FINAL

A blustery day. Christopher Robin is on his way to work at the London office of Goldman Sachs. He is troubled about his employers and their crooked business practices, but he has been told to remain silent and he will be rich as long as he does nothing.

Occupy London Protestor: Hey, Chris, wakeup, you're on the wrong side!

Christopher (to himself): Oh, those scraggly protestors, I wish they would just get a job already...I wonder what Pooh would say about all this.

I hardly know what to say about Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of memories tied up in it that I couldn't help thinking of as I read it (including one unpleasant one where as a bitty little girl, I read in bed with the massive complete collection book, and had it on my stomach, and began to feel very queasy...). In some ways it seems much funnier now I'm an adult and understand the wordplay and the remarks that are made at the expense of the characters.

I love the illustrations, too -- they're perf...more
Winnie The Pooh, the philosopher of my childhood, and dare I say quite a few other people.
You can't go wrong with Winnie, Piglet and all the other friends in the 100 Acre Wood.
Which speaking of Piglet, it was ten years later before I realized he was a little pig, he was just Piglet to me, which just shows how great these characters are, its like Stuart Little you never think of him as a mouse, he's just Stuart, its the same way with the characters of Winnie The Pooh, this has some things to do w...more
If you haven't read Milne, and I don't care what age you are or you intellectual or socioeconomic status, read the-Pooh. I love the-Pooh. He's so Seussian, so Andersenian, so Barriean, so Brownian, so . . . You get the point. If you don't want to read these stories, read them to your kids. Don't have kids? Read them to your nieces and nephews. None of them? Grab a kid on the street, sit 'em down and read. Just make sure you've got mom or dad's permission. No jail sentences, please. Enjoy!
The first big surprise was that I hadn't actually read this book. I personally, loved watching Winnie the Pooh, I had just always assumed I had read the book. I can remember curling up on the couch on a sick day falling asleep while the movie played, I knew the story so of course I had read the book. Not true.

Second surprise was that I didn't know we even had it. Just found it in the basement with some other books that I haven't read. In my defense most of the books we have in the house are info...more
I don't know how I managed to get through all of childhood (not to mention a few decades of adulthood) without ever having read Winnie-the-Pooh, but there it is.

And I had feared it was too late for me now, that the charms of Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin et al. would elude my middle-aged eyes, their adventures too childish to be appreciated by a mind battered and hardened by harsh reality. Oh, how wrong I was.

It's wonderful.


A jewel.

Winnie-the-Pooh captured my heart from the first pag...more
K.D. Absolutely
Dec 05, 2009 K.D. Absolutely rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to K.D. by: 501 Must Read Books
Shelves: childrens, 501
Considering that this book was first published in 1926 and it still enthralled me proves that this is a classic piece of literature. I have been seeing Winnie-The-Pooh images everywhere especially when my daughter was still a child so the characters created in this book will stay with us for many, many more decades to come.

Did you know that the name Winnie comes from a real tiger in Winnipeg which was used as Canadian mascot in World War I? That's a trivia for my sister currently residing in tha...more
I read this book for the first time a few weeks ago. I’d read the other three books – The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six – but I’d never held a copy of Winnie the Pooh in my hands. Oh, sweet glory.

It’s SO STINKIN’ CUTE. You know how you hear about those really successful people who always keep three books on their desk and read a bit out of each of them every day? Well, when I become rich and famous with an imperial wood desk, my books are going to be The Compl...more
John Yelverton
One of the best children's books that I ever read when I was growing up.
A truly adorable book for kids and adults alike. :D
Ok…for those of you who think that I only read deep, and incomprehensible, and boring books, I present to you exhibit A. A. Milne. :I

Several times a year I like to zip through a fun and imaginative children’s book or youth fiction. I find it refreshing. So I was in an old bookstore in Ft. Wayne the other day ( and I was looking through the vintage children’s books when I found a copy of The House At Pooh’s Corner looking all dusty and 1940’s-ish. I pulled it out to...more
Jo Bryant
I was undecided about whether to include Pooh in the reading challenge. It was such a favourite as a child. Then I remembered the joy I found in the Hundred Acre Wood when my own children were small.

In the library I found the 80th Anniversary Edition. It is a beautiful edition with Ernest H. Shepard’s illustrations taking you away from the Disney hype and reminding you of a long ago memory Pooh and his friends.

From the dedication ‘TO HER’ to Pooh going bump, bump, bump up the stairs behind Chris...more
Why is this A Children's Classic, again? It's Not Very Good.

And the characters are Not Very Likable either. I'm pretty sure Christopher Robin is dyslexic, but he definitely dresses like a girl (not that there's anything wrong with that); Pooh is dumb as all hell and it's written as if that should be celebrated; Piglet is a pushover and has zero personality; and then... there's Eeyore. The damn donkey. The most insufferable character I've ever come across. This donkey would make Donkey want to co...more
I love this book. It is interesting to always go back to the origins of our most iconic fitional cultural figures. Sometimes, like Mickey Mouse, they change a lot -- Disney gradually sanitized Mickey so much, that he became so boring and predictable he had to introduce Donald Duck in order to have a character with problems and psychoses, handling problems the wrong way. That allowed Disney to have a show where a character shows personal growth (or not). It's important! But originally Mickey was...more
Why is a sixty five year old man reading Winnie-the-Pooh? Well, for starters, Apple gave me a copy with the purchase of my iPad, and I'd never read it as a child. When I opened the book, I discovered why they had. It is beautifully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard, and the colors are so vibrant that they show off Apple's product very, very nicely. As I continued, I became somewhat intrigued with the story of Pooh, and all the characters in the Hundred Acre Woods.

Milne's writing style moves his...more
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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
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“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
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