Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Book Review: The Complete Tales of Winnie The Pooh by A.A.Milne

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-PoohThe Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read it to my about-to-be 7 years old son, who generally likes science fiction chapter books to be read to him, but for a change, one day picked up this book and to my surprise we read chapter after chapter for a few days in succession during bed time. He was particularly delighted by the humor in the book and it was a great fun reading him this classic by A.A.Milne. Christopher Robin in the stories is author's son and author is narrating the stories as if he is reading it to his son and then at times he will come out of the hundred acre woods to the real world and respond to his son's questions. Most children who have watched disney's rendition of Pooh's world already will be familiar with the characters in the stories - from Pooh, to piglet, to owl, eeyore, rabbit, kanga, roo and tigger. The book and its prose may be more suited to a child 5yrs and above as then they will be able to appreciate the humor and the literature of the book. One humorous incident in one of the stories happens between Pooh and Owl when Owl is trying to tell him about an "issue" and Pooh thinks Owl is sneezing when he is saying "issue". The way author presents this in the story is very humorous and both me and my son went rolling with laughter. A must read collection of short stories.

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