Winnie the Pooh Book Review

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As a child, Winnie the Pooh was one of my favourite characters. I watched his television programmes, films and even had an interactive book. However, I never read the entirety of the original tales. I picked up an old copy of Pooh in a charity shop and decided that I would read it this week. Here is what I thought of the source material:
What I liked:

The illustrations were beautifully done and very sweet.

Some parts of the stories were full of heart.

What I did not like:

There were quite a few times that I did not think this book was suitable for children. Here are some examples:

Christopher Robin has a gun in the first story: I was shocked to find that a young boy was stated to take a gun with him everywhere and even used it to shoot Pooh’s balloon down. I wondered why A. A. Milne did not introduce Owl to grab Pooh (Tigger was not in this book).

They starved Pooh for a week to get him out of the rabbit hole!

A lot of the characters did not seem to be very nice to Eeyore and Pooh was the obvious favourite.

Overall, this book did not live up to my expectations and I much prefer my memories of the television adaptation.

Rating: 3.75/5 stars

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