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The World of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1-2)

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The world of Pooh is the Thousand Acre Wood of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Christopher Robin, and more. He is a whimsical philosopher, staunch friend, plump, and fond of honey. He calls himself a Bear of Very Little Brain, but is wise and loving. Delicate paintings loved by centuries of children.
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published October 14th 1926)
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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
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
Oct 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think everyone has heard the name Winnie-the-Pooh at some point. I even remember watching the TV show when I was younger (but not for long).

However, I'm one of those people who never got to read the book as a kid and I only rediscovered it now while catching up with all the classics I've missed out on.
So I found this all-in-one volume online and had to have it since it not only contains all the stories but also has the original illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard.

I have to say, this book i
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."

Apr 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
My first memories of being read aloud to are with this book. My father would read to my sisters and I while my mother completed preparations for supper. We each identified with one of the characters. I was Christopher Robin (being the eldest), my next sister was Pooh (it seemed to me she was always the most interesting character proto-type in all the books I read), my next sister was Rabbit, my next sister was Piglet, and the baby sister was Roo. Our mother was Kanga (of course) and our father w ...more
Paul Bryant
Nov 02, 2011 marked it as some-random-comedy-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.
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
At the time of this writing, I am twenty-eight years old. People tell me I come off as intelligent, opinionated, cynical and sarcastic, with a dark and very adult sense of humor. I don't much like children and don't plan to have any of my own. My childhood, while not particularly awful, is nothing I look back on with nostalgia - mostly I'm pretty glad to have gotten to the point where I'm allowed my own life. Generally, my literary tastes run far closer to Patrick Suskind or Neil Gaiman than Mil ...more
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to inspire their children
There is no comparison between the original book and the saccharine Disney version of our friend, Pooh. Milne's version is so full of insights into childhood to delight the adult reader that are entirely missed by the more popular version. I bought this book on a whim while trying to start a family, read it to my babies long before they are ready to enjoy these stories, and look forward to sharing Pooh's delightful adventures with them as they grow up. I don't know that I need any other books in ...more
Orbi Alter
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mali plisanci iz ove price su svi predivni i ne moze se to drugacije reci. Bas svatko od njih predstavlja jednu karakternu osobinu, a njihove zajednicke avanture su sve od reda podsjetnik na najvaznije stvari u zivotu. I bedasto su urnebesni i tope led svojom toplinom... Posveta malom Christopheru Robinu kojeg svi nosimo u svom bicu!
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have no qualms about counting this book towards my Goodreads challenge, not only because of the page count, but because I'm convinced it only gets funnier and more profound the older you get. I can see myself in each of the characters, although there are a couple I particularly identify with (Pooh and Eeyore, depending on the day and my mood ;) ). I was so choked up at the end that I could barely get through the last paragraph. Absolutely wonderful.
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Ben Goodridge
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Children's books often have a clarity that most books for grownups lack; I'm certainly way outside the target demographic for this one, but it doesn't mean--

"Wait a minute, you've NEVER read 'Winnie-the-Pooh?'"

No, I haven't. Not that I know of. Anyway--


That's rather the point of that big pile of books over there, that they're the ones I've had for a while but haven't got 'round to reading yet. I've had this one since 2002, but--

"You've been Disney-poisoned, haven't you? Your sum total of
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
Young At Heart Reader
I feel like I'm one of the few people who didn't actually grow up with Winnie the Pooh. I didn't watch the cartoon series or the movies. I didn't read the books other than the ones printed by Disney.

Oddly enough I did write some Winnie the Pooh stories when I was a kid, but those have long since been forgotten.

Because of this, I don't think I can appreciate these stories like others. While I did find them charming, some of the stories were somewhat simple and dull, characteristics that alienate
I read Winnie-the-Pooh for the first time when I was 21 years old and thought it was one of the most funny, sweet and endearing books I have read thus far. I believe Winnie-the-Pooh to be a book that can be enjoyed by both adults and children for completely different reasons. As a 21 year old, I noticed the sometimes sarcastic but, in my opinion, hilarious tone of A.A. Milne's writing, something a child might not notice. I think it is written very cleverly and that Milne has created a beautiful ...more
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2017: Read to Christina (7) and Rach (5) - it was a little to old for them I think, but fun to read together.

2010 Reading: 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.
Donna Barnes
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I recently saw the film "Goodbye, Christopher Robin," and it inspired me to finally sit down and read this gem of a book. Unlike my husband who had it read to him every night when he was little, I never had it read to me, nor read it to myself. I'm not sure why --- perhaps my age --- there was renewed interest into Winnie the Pooh when Disney got the rights, so maybe that had something to do with it. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, remembering, of course, that I'm not the demographic to ...more
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The World of Pooh is a series of short stories about life in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Gavin read this to Alice and I thought that I'd read it myself since I am a general fan of Winnie the Pooh. I found myself falling asleep rather quickly as I was reading this, but I suspect it has more to do with the season I read this in than with the content of the book. In general the stories are sweet, gentle ones. I was interested that certain characters appear over time (if I recall, Tigger doesn't even com
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"-Какво най-много обичаш да правиш на този свят, Пух?
Това, което най-много обичам на този свят, е аз и Прасчо да дойдем да те видим и ти да ни кажеш: "Какво ще кажете за нещо малко?", и аз да кажа: "Не бих имал нищо против, а ти, Прасчо?", и вън да е ден за тананикане и птичките да пеят"
Мечо Пух
Daniel Klawitter
"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you" ---A.A. Milne.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-ruby
My favorite part of reading this was my daughter’s little voice reading Eeyore’s lines. Lots of wisdom tied up in these characters.
Holly Weiss
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Delightful review of play, creativity and friends.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Winnie-the-Pooh has been my daughter's favorite childhood companion since she turned one. Pooh bear goes everywhere with us, and even if he doesn't, he's never far away. She just turned four, and I thought it would be time to at least attempt to read her the original stories. The Disney cartoons and tales are timeless, but the original Milne/Shepherd stories are the absolute best. I didn't know if she'd follow along or become bored because of the amount of text, but I had a feeling she'd enjoy l ...more
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a special treat for myself (and to fulfill a couple of the "Reread 4 Books" requirements for the Book Bingo Reading Challenge), I'm rereading the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. First up:

Winnie-the-Pooh--in which we are introduced to Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl (sometimes spelled WOL), Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and--of course--Christopher Robin. In this collection of short adventures Pooh disguises himself as a rain cloud in order to try and fool some bees into allowing him to have their honey;
Joel Simon
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, children
I had never before read the complete Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and I had high hopes for this book. Having grown up knowing the characters from television specials, and later seeing the smiles on my children's faces when meeting the characters at Disneyland Paris, I really wanted to love the book. I thought of it sitting nicely beside The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as favorite books that also turned out to be classics in television and movie format. So this became ...more
Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've long had a soft spot for Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, and Kanga in particular. In many ways, this was as charming as the bits of stories I remember from childhood. The illustrations are simple and sweet. I enjoyed the dry British humour. I'm still a bit amazed at the seeming sophistication of including poor, passive-aggressive (or depressed? or both?) Eeyore, but maybe he was simply based on someone Milne knew.
At times, though, I have to admit that a certain pattern of unfinished conversatio
Miss Bookiverse
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
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read a few Pooh stories as a child and they didn't grab me. The movies, with an annoying Tigger and an ever-perplexed Pooh and his honey pot did nothing to attract me and seemed rather slow.

However, I recently revisited the original stories and was delighted and touched. The wit and personality observations. Eeyore's sarcasm. The reverence they have for Christopher Robin who is all-knowing to the forest creatures, but would be considered a child too young to have opinions of any importance in
Oct 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-longer-own
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
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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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