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Winnie-the-Pooh Audio CD – September 22, 2009
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I've only read the first one so far, and, as expected, it is a wonderful children's story; but what I didn't realize was how uniquely well-written it is. Admittedly the opening caught me off-guard and I had to re-read it twice to understand the point-of-view, but once I realized what Mr. Milne was doing, I loved it.
Yes, the storytelling is simplistic. Mr. Milne is obviously writing for a very young audience. This makes his style entirely appropriate, plus his ability to tell his story from the standpoint of a child is amazing. But it is his characters that make WINNIE work most of all. They are brilliantly childlike and likable.
Kudos, Mr. Milne. WINNIE-THE-POOH is a wonderful accomplishment, and deserves all of its accolades. I have no doubt it will still be around in another hundred years.
I love it.
"There are some people who begin the Zoo at the beginning, called WAYIN, and walk as quickly as they can past every cage until they get to the one called WAYOUT, but the nicest people go straight to the animal they love the most, and stay there."
You can rush through life without paying any attention and be done with it or pay attention to what you like the most and have fun.
I love Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe, but I'd rather read A. A. Milne than anyone else. Just terrific.
It is a bit of a hard read to a 6 year old. Especially since we had to do a required 1 chapter a day. (School required that).
Great English though! And his favorite page was when the writer suddenly says: "and now I am rather tired and will stop here".
My son responded out loud insisting a page/story does not just stop like that!
It bothered him so much it was the first thing he started about the next morning! Lol.
All and all though a very very good (classic) book! (Of course)
We looked for The House At Pooh Corner this year at Christmas time, and were disappointed when we couldn't find it. I bought the Peter Dennis version of the second book instead, but we don't enjoy that one as much (but that's another review) so I'm looking for the BBC Audiobooks version of Pooh Corner again.
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It’s a much smaller, thinner book than I had anticipated, and nothing like the jolly postman (there are no physical letters to take out and read) - the title can be a little misleading in this way so don’t get caught out!
Overall a very sweet book.
It is a good example of story-telling at its best, both the original book and its re-telling by the BBC.
There is an innocence to Winnie-the-Pooh that is almost altogether lost in the modern day and harkens back to our collective childhoods where we dream of halcyon days and dream of adventures with our friends.
This is all bolstered by the fantastic quality of the book itself (i.e the paper quality). Seriously, just buy this already!
Anyway, I'm so glad I got this cheap on the Kindle as it was lovely to read again after many years. As I read, some of the stories were a little familiar so it did feel nicely nostalgic. The writing style is so adorable and it does have clever little jokes or references in for the adults too.
And really, who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh?
Good quality hardback which I like to think will still be fit to live on a bookshelf when the recipient is a young adult.
clearly the stories and poems themselves are beyond any kind of critisism, containing so much profound wisdom and insight in such a delightful and captivating context, this is not anything like the mostly shockingly bad Walt Disney parody it spawned, however if WD keeps these storys on peoples bookshelves then he has done a great service to humanity.
The pictures are all works of art and whilst reading this book to our two year old I have often found myself lost within them and not wanting to turn the page, they are also in color which is done very subtly and effectively
Even the paper it's printed on is loverly
I could not recommend this book highly enough
If I didn't buy this book I'd buy the two original WTP books (one of which we have an original copy of) however the addition of color to the pictures in this volume make it something very special.
you can also buy all four books in this color format individually but why not get them all at once
Having 'indulged', the next treat is the House at Pooh Corner. Adults deserve such soft literary moments.
The text and stories and drawing are as the original colour books are.
Still makes a good read no matter how old you are.