Today is Winnie the Pooh Day. Enjoy!
“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.” Winnie the Pooh
“I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.” Winnie the Pooh
On this, Winnie the Pooh day, a few words of Pooh wisdom to remind us.
Winnie the Pooh was created in England, in 1926, by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shephard. It has been translated since then to hundreds of languages around the world.
It has been, one of the most successful franchises, for Disney, since they acquired it. Pooh has delighted children all around the world for many years.
Simplicity and humor with kindness has always been the target of the stories. Stories which engage small children, keeping them, riveted and concentrating. Children are enthralled and mesmerized by the story line and the soft nature of the cuddly bear.
It is difficult to walk into a store or see a group of children without seeing at least one Pooh in the crowd. It has held its own with charming tales of life in the imaginary woods in Sussex, of Pooh life.
E.H. Shephard’s illustrations were based on that landscape of Ashdown Forest, with open fields of heather, and birch trees; then clumps of pines.
Pooh has taught children over the years to be kinder, to treat each other with respect and concern. Its comforting effect on children, has been touted by parents in many articles and magazines suggesting that their children are learning facts of life in a constructive and decent way. Developmental advantages have been linked to the reading of Pooh also.
Celebrate Winnie, with your child. As for you, who’s children have outgrown him, remember his kind influence on your children. His slow, absent minded, sweet temper and nature.