The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne. Originally published in 1926.
There’s really no need to drag this one out. We’re big Winnie-the-Pooh fans here in the reading room, so when one of our girls pulled this entire volume off the library shelf, it served as our nightly read for the next 3 weeks.
There were tales here that we had not read before, such as when Tigger was introduced to the Hundred Acre Wood. Tales we hadn’t read in a few years were fresh and new.
The language of the Hundred Acre Wood and Pooh Corner is endlessly amusing, such as when Christopher Robin organizes a hilarious “expotition” to the North Pole, or when a search is “organdized” for one of Rabbit’s countless friends and relations. Oh yes, I almost forgot the attempt to search for and trap the ever elusive Heffalump, which lands Pooh and Piglet in trouble- yet again. And what would the stories be without Pooh’s inspired rhymes, songs, and hums?
This book offered a fun bed time reading experience and at 7 and 9 years old respectively, our youngest haven’t outgrown it. I even find myself laughing at the stories. When you outgrow the fun and humor of Winnie-the-Pooh, you’re too grown up.