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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