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The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1-4)

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Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2001 Pages: 557 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Hardcover, 557 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 1961)
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Sep 21, 2011 Manny rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
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!
Oct 01, 2011 ·Karen· rated it it was amazing
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
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
Oct 28, 2011 Marvin rated it it was amazing
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."


"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
Nov 01, 2011 Whitaker marked it as celebrity-death-match
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
Oct 01, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
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,
Oct 29, 2011 Sakkfeminizmus rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 06, 2014 Bettie☯ marked it as maybe

We were washing up after tea. Well to be more precise, the crockery was making its own way to the suds in the sink, flying through the air with just the slightest little nose wiggle from Mary.

Mary: I have a Halloween face for my bout with fatso, do you like it?

Bettie: haha, that'll scare Team Pooh. Seriously though Mary, how DO you rate your chances against Christopher et al, they have a lot going for them in the 'aaaaaaaaw' department.

Mary: I have a little somet
Jaqueline Miguel
Dec 12, 2016 Jaqueline Miguel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: minhascompras
Li este livro para o projeto do DisneyInUs, que consiste em ver um filme da Disney por mês e ler o conto/livro que lhe deu origem. Os filmes são escolhidos à sorte e no mês de Agosto calhou ver o Winnie the Pooh. O livro que deu origem a esse filme foi o Winnie the Pooh de A. A. Milne.
Para saberem o que achei do livro e do filme podem dar uma espreitadela ao vídeo que fiz a falar de ambos e a tecer algumas comparações entre os dois:
Sep 03, 2016 david rated it really liked it
What can I say about the Pooh-bear and company that has not been said before? Hmm…That they are Republicans? Marxists? Surfing Sufis? That they emanate from Namibia? Tobago? Sri Lanka? Tijuana? Managua? Rotterdam. Possibly the Forest is really Bacteria, Fungi, in a Petri dish?
That he and his friends are symbolic for Minimalism, Wind, Time, Flatulence, Touchdowns, Ben and Jerry’s? Maybe Forest Bedouins in search of…Tents? Water? Malbec? Velasquez Paintings? Contact Lenses?
And this Honey business
Dec 01, 2010 Travis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 08, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it
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
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
Dec 03, 2007 Daniel rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 12, 2016 Adriana rated it really liked it
Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved bear's for a reason. Even without a brain he can come up with great ideas to help his friends and short poems when he wants to pass the time when he isn't eating honey. I've got to admit that Eeyore is probably my favorite sassiest Winnie the Pooh character of all. I've always liked him and after reading his sarcastic remarks I love him even more. It was wonderful to recall all the stories which I remember from the tv series. I also can't believe how Ti ...more
Still one of the weirdest books I've ever read, which is ironic because I loved the movies as a kid! I wasn't planning on reading anymore of the stories but I bought this purely as a cover-buy. It wouldn't ever be a re-read but I don't regret my time reading these stories because now I can say I've read the 'book-versions' of all the well-known characters .Plus it's a pretty quick read and the illustrations were lovely :)
Raelee Carpenter
Apr 28, 2015 Raelee Carpenter rated it it was amazing
I mean, Winnie the Pooh... He's my childhood. What can I say?
Joan Winnek
Oct 02, 2011 Joan Winnek rated it it was amazing

Avoid the Disney illustrations.
May 21, 2011 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
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
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
Katie Avagliano
Sep 12, 2016 Katie Avagliano rated it it was amazing
There is something immensely satisfying in getting the audio-book of Winnie the Pooh and letting someone read you the story on the long dark ride home.
Feb 22, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I read this as part of my personal quest to read children's literature (one of my many quests); most of the books I have read so far as a part of this have been much more disturbing, adult, or macabre than I expected. This is the collection of wonderful works that is different because it is every bit as innocent to me as it was 10 years ago. Hidden themes? None. Hidden adult quips? None whatsoever. This is why I love Winnie-the-Pooh and Milne's nostalgic verses in When We Were Very Young and Now ...more
Aug 17, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-for-b
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 really liked it  ·  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
Jun 24, 2007 G.c. rated it it was amazing
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.
Sep 08, 2015 Jana rated it really liked it
Okay, so here's the deal: I LOVED the novels in this, they were all at least 4.5*, probably 5* for me. But the poems, while being cute, just didn't fit in so well for me because it felt like they for the most part had nothing to do with Winnie-the-Pooh? Regardless of that though, I highly enjoyed this whole book and therefore have decided to give it 4* as a whole :)
Willy Schuyesmans
Leuk weerzien na jaren met Winnie De Poeh. De twee verhalen vind ik nog altijd even tof en vol verrassingen. Over de gedichten (die ik nu voor het eerst las) ben ik heel wat minder enthousiast: karamellenverzen die maar af en toe eens daar bovenuit stijgen.
Nov 08, 2007 Lalita rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: The kid in you.
Shelves: off-on-reads
Who doesn't love Winnie-The-Pooh? He's so cuddly! I relax when reading these and love the innocent humor.
Jan 05, 2016 Natalie rated it really liked it
Because what else I am to read on a cold january's evening? I love reading children's classics with my "adult" eyes.
Mar 06, 2016 Hayley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished the main story months ago! I'm just going through the poems but I thought I'd just say that I'd finished it because I technically have haha
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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
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Winnie-the-Pooh (5 books)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
  • The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2)
  • When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3)
  • Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh, #4)
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