Book Review: Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

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As part of a children’s book readathon on my blog in August 2018, voters chose Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne as one of our award-winning books to read this week. I was very excited to pick up this classic again as I haven’t read it in over thirty years. I’ve seen several shows and cartoons with nieces, nephews, and cousins, but reading the wonderfully illustrated picture books was a fresh experience. I adore the world Milne has created with all the amazing characters in the woods. It’s a bit of fantasy and magic combined with reality and lessons. I’d forgotten how ‘mischievous’ Pooh and his friends could be.

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When we picked this classic, I never specified which of the books to read — silly of me, actually, as Pooh might think or say! I left it up to each reader. I borrowed the book from the library, and it seems to be books 1 and 2, so I read more than I’d planned. At about 150 pages, it has some illustrations but way more text than I remembered. It was still adorable to read. There were ~10 stories introducing different characters and scenarios ranging from an encounter with bumble bees (where Pooh classically steals the honey — or tries to!) to poor Eeyore losing his tail.

If you’ve never sampled Winnie the Pooh, get to the library now and read one of the stories. At the very least, tempt yourself by watching a cartoon version. At least now I know where Christopher Robin comes from… who the bear family is and what a pooh actually means! I definitely want to check out the movie that came out earlier this year (last year?) on Christopher Robin!

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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23 thoughts on “Book Review: Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

    kathyscottage said:
    August 17, 2018 at 7:44 AM

    YEA! Pooh Bear!!! 🙂

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    Andrick Schall said:
    August 17, 2018 at 7:56 AM

    Man, this brings back memories…

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    LA said:
    August 17, 2018 at 8:39 AM

    ❤️❤️

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    kraftireader said:
    August 17, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    The movie looks really good and it has Ewan McGregor in 🙂 Must read the book, we forget that a lot of these characters that are well loved from our childhood started off in a story.

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    tidalscribe said:
    August 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    A family favourite and being a purist I prefer the original books with the original illustrations! When I was a teenager we were on a youth group camp in Australia with teens and twentysomethings and one of the chaps read a chapter of Pooh every morning at breakfast; everyone loved it – proof that the stories transcend age and continents.

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    August 17, 2018 at 12:49 PM

    I love Pooh Bear, Jay. Doing my posts now.

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    Jacquie Biggar said:
    August 17, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    That Pooh bear is one smart cookie: Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    August 17, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    I haven’t finished listening to this yet but I will say this is one I wish I would have actually tried reading the book because listening to it on audiobook just isn’t working for me. I’m not enjoying it like I thought I would.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      August 17, 2018 at 6:04 PM

      It was a little rough reading, too. I think it may require a kid with us!

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        mistysbookspace said:
        August 17, 2018 at 6:26 PM

        Yeah maybe. I’m going to the library tomorrow to pick up the books I had on hold I might see if they have it available and try it that way.

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    tylerus said:
    August 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Who doesn’t love (miss) Winnie the Pooh!?

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