Bunnybean’s #CBR4 Review #10: The World of Pooh by A.A. Milne
The World of Pooh has all of the stories about Winnie the Pooh and his friends (Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, and, of course, Christopher Robin). They live in the Hundred Acre Wood.
I have seen lots of Winnie the Pooh movies and videos, but I liked this book better. I liked Pooh’s little songs he would sing to himself (“How sweet to be a cloud/Floating in the blue/Its makes him very proud/To be a little cloud”), and I loved the pictures.
My favorite story is the first one in the book, when Pooh hears some bees buzzing and thinks to himself, “Bees make honey, and I like honey” and he decides to climb all the way up a huge bee tree, pretending to be a bee, so he can get the honey. But, he falls down. He calls Christopher Robin, who helps him float up to the bees with a balloon (Pooh was pretending he was a little black cloud). This doesn’t work either. When he is covered in mud and has fallen down twice, Pooh tells Christopher Robin that “these are the wrong sorts of bees” and he goes home for some of his own honey.
Some of the other stories that you might remember are when Piglet meets a Heffalump, when Pooh gets stuck inside Rabbit’s door, when Tigger moves to the forest, and when Eeyore has a birthday party (and gets a popped balloon in an empty honey jar — which he really liked — as a present).
My copy of this book used to look just like this picture, but when I was a baby, I ripped off the cover, and now our book is just plain (with a few bees printed on it).