3 Cheers for Pooh!
(Why what did he do?)…
Winnie-the-Pooh: Chapter 10
I feel I missed a part of my childhood not growing up with the stories of Winnie the Pooh. Of course I knew of him, but I only read the books now.
I adored the introduction:
‘And now all the others are saying, “What about Us?” So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.’
and chapter 2 especially “Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place”.
The House at Pooh corner
I love the way A.A. Milne introduces each character in the books. I love his way of stating things which sounds both profound and simple for children to understand.
“But it isn’t Easy,” said Pooh to himself… “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” (Chapter 9).
Also, the almost heartbreaking last chapter when Christopher Robin tries to explain to Pooh that he is growing up and going to change.