Winnie the Pooh is a Wonderful Bedtime Book!
Did you know it is 90 years since the first Winnie the Pooh book was published? Or that it is AA Milne’s birthday on 18th January? Maybe you knew that the original illustrations were not created by a famous film company? In fact E H Shepherd who drew the first illustrations went on to illustrate another timeless classic The Wind in the Willows!
We are lucky enough to own a hardback copy of the Winnie the Pooh stories and both kids have enjoyed looking at E H Shepherd illustrations and reading the stories and poems. So what is it about Winnie the Pooh that we like, especially when it is time for the kids to go to bed?
Why We Like Winnie the Pooh as a Bedtime Book!
- The illustrations are so cute. They are not too vibrant and busy which can make the youngest get excited and want to bounce around the bedroom!
- The muted colours and simple pencil/pen illustrations can help the kids follow the story when you want to, but they are not so integral that you cannot listen to the story without looking at the pictures.
- They are not scary and the language is used is not offensive
- The characters have their own strengths and weaknesses but they can all work together despite any differences they have!
- There is a feeling of genuine friendship between all the characters, especially between Pooh Bear and Piglet.
- Winnie the Pooh is aware of his own faults and yet does not let this stop him from having adventures and being a good friend.
- The stories themselves are easy to read and divided into chapters, this is ideal for bedtime reading when you can say just one chapter and then lights out!
- There is a selection of poems and short stories towards the back of the book. Not all of them are based around the Hundred Acres Wood, which means you have an alternative rather than reading another chapter
- The hardcover edition is ideal for us. It was a gift for the eldest when he was a little boy and is still in good condition despite being nearly 17 years old!
- Teddy likes reading about Pooh Bear’s adventures too!
Winnie the Pooh Day – Celebrating A.A. Milne’s Birthday
Witty Hoots is joining some fellow bloggers who are celebrating the birthday of A. A. Milne, on 18th January. To find out more about this blog hop see Winnie the Pooh Day hosted by Peakle Pie.
As this is an international blog hop some posts will go live later than others. Please do click on the different links and find out what other things people have been exploring, creating or reading!
Make These Cute Paper Plate Piglets from Peakle Pie
Winnie the Pooh Book Review from Witty Hoots
Winnie-the-Pooh’s Honey Snacks from Kelly’s Classroom
Playing Winnie the Pooh’s Favourite Game – Pooh Sticks from Play & Learn Everyday
Where in The World is Winnie The Pooh? from Castle View Academy
Simple Art for Little Girl’s Room With Free Printable from Play Dough & Popsicles
DIY Winnie The Pooh Letters from Adventures of Adam
Whimsical Winnie the Pooh Kids Birthday Party from Crafty Mama in ME
Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft from In the Playroom
Winnie the Pooh Play Doh Invitation to Play from Something 2 Offer
Honey Playdough from Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
Winnie the Pooh Sensory Bin from Raising Little Superheroes
Tracking Woozle: Animal Footprints from Line upon Line Learning
DIY Winnie The Pooh Figurines from Mama Smiles
Winnie the Pooh Characters Puppets and Play from Creative World of Varya
Have you posted a Winnie the Pooh inspired activity, craft or recipe? Then why not join in by adding your link below!