Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Childrens Classics Tuesday- A.A. Milne

This is my first time participating in the Children's Classics carnival over at 5 Minutes for Books and I was excited to see the theme was A.A. Milne. I had read some picture books when my son was a baby and of course, seen the Disney version.

Not that that could even come close to the delight of this book. I read The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh corner and thoroughly enjoyed every word of it from the first chapter "IN WHICH We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees, and the Stories Begin" to the final chapter "IN WHICH Christopher Robin and Pooh Come to an Enchanted Place, and We Leave Them There". In between are delightful adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, and Eeyore. We are introduced to Tigger, and Kanga and little Roo. I especially enjoyed the whimsical songs and poems Pooh would make up about these adventures and in fact, his friends looked to him to do this!

Because Eeyore has always been my favorite character, I especially enjoyed the chapters that featured him and have found that I love him even more. His no-nonsense attitude in dealing with the others is something I admire!

I enjoyed reading this book and I think appreciated it more reading it as an adult than I would have as a child.


Carrie said...

I do believe I agree with you about enjoying it more as an adult!

I learned this week that Milne didn't write Pooh for children but for the child within the adults. So that helps make Pooh make a bit more sense. It's all interesting.

Thanks for sharing!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Eeyore always surprised me how he cut through the "fluff" w/ remarkable perception. I didn't know that about him! :) I blogged this one, too, and we are thoroughly enjoying our first tme through this book.

Bluestocking said...

Isn't there a blustery day song?

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I did enjoy the first story you mentioned (and the title and all the chit chat between the father and Christopher Robin and Winnie-ther-Pooh. . . . Can't wait to read more.