The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

winnie the poohThe 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.

Grade: A

7 thoughts on “The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

  1. Elspeth says:

    LOL. I was tempted to edit your typo Maeve but it was too cute. And I agree, when you can outgrow Winnie-the-Pooh, what more can be said?

    Caveat: People’s tastes run the gamut so replace “Winnie-the-Pooh” with the children’s classic of your choice if you don’t like Pooh. But seriously, who doesn’t like Pooh?

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  2. Psalm1Wife says:

    Just this summer I graduated from children’s picture books to chapter books at bedtime in an effort to stretch my boys’ imaginations. They hardly have a use for them now with the over illustrated bed time stories and HD cartoons and movies.

    Our current and first book series along these lines is The Boxcar Children which my boys are really interested in.

    I will remember Pooh as our next series and I thank you for the recommendation.

    Also, if any of your readers have children that are toddler age, I would like to drop a very useful link. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This program sends your child (addressed to them personally) a free book once a month. I have never been disappointed with the choices either (Madeline, The Little Engine That Could, etc.) . It is a wonderful program.


  3. Elspeth says:

    We read chapter books usually during the day or even as part of unit studies. For example we recently did “The Whipping Boy”. I plan to do Sarah, Plain and Tall very soon, and my 9-year-old is currently reading Matilda by Roald Dahl. I agree that these are necessary for stretching the imagination.

    I like the Milne book (that offers more to ponder and imagine than just the pictures) at bedtime because it just seems to fit well.


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