A Celebration of a Silly Old Bear

pooh_shepardWinnie the Pooh is a story known by adults and kids alike and loved for generations. This October marks the 90th anniversary since A. A. Milne published his story and it’s an amazing journey that the little bear has gone through over the years. Winnie the Pooh was first introduced to the world back in 1926 through numerous short adventures that Milne told in the book entitled Winnie the Pooh. Following Pooh’s adventures in the mythical 100 Acre Woods more characters are introduced and the little band of friends we know today are revealed.

I have always loved Winnie the Pooh, I loved the movies, I loved the TV show, I loved the stories and the characters and I loved anything that had Winnie the Pooh on it. As I’ve gotten older of course I have scaled back my love a little, I don’t need as much “stuff” and my appreciation for the original stories has grown exponentially. Because of this I of course couldn’t ignore the 90th anniversary and like His Dark Materials last year, I am dedicating this month to all things Winnie the Pooh. Over the month I will be sharing reviews, fun facts, a little history about the origin of Winnie the Pooh and a few other fun bits that I am looking forward to sharing.

I am so glad October has finally arrived; I have been looking forward to this month for ages, ever since I thought of the idea months ago. Looking around the internet I know I am not the only one celebrating which is great to see, and with the Queen also celebrating her 90th birthday there are some great crossovers (more on that later). In addition to the original story, I am also going to look at the sequel, House at Pooh Corner and the poem collection Now We Are Six. I know it isn’t their anniversaries but I think one cannot discuss Winnie the Pooh without discussing ALL of Winnie the Pooh.

I’m sure I will learn something I didn’t previously know, and I know already I am going to have a lot of fun exploring the history and world of Pooh and friends. By the end of the month my little celebration will hopefully be a nice commemoration showing my appreciation and love for Milne and his stories, and of course the bear himself! I’m also hoping the followers I retained after flooding everyone with His Dark Materials last year will not now flee with an oncoming flood of Winnie the Pooh. But of course, that would never happen because everyone loves that delightful bear of very little brain. How could you not?

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