Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, A. A. Milne!!!

Happy birthday to A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. Milne was born January 18, 1882 in England.

In celebration of his 127th birthday, I ask that you read something from his books. I'll share my favorites here.

From When We Were Very Young (published 1924), my favorite poem is "At the Zoo." From Winnie-the-Pooh (published 1926), my favorite is chapter 2, "In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets into a Tight Place." From Now We Are Six (published 1927), my favorite poem is "Us Two." From The House at Pooh Corner (published 1928), my favorite is chapter 5, "In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day, and We Learn What Christopher Robin Does in the Mornings."

You might also watch The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, released by Disney in 1977.

Other Pooh resources for those of you who want more information or to throw a Pooh celebration:

The Pooh Party Book by Virginia H. Elliason (1971)
Pooh Corner:
Penguin's Pooh Party Guide from 2001:

Whatever you do today, just remember the joy that Pooh and his friends brought you as a child.

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