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Wednesday 15 February 2012

Review: Winnie-the-Pooh (and Friends) Hide and Peek

Winnie-the-Pooh has been charming readers for around eighty six years ( in 2006, Pooh celebrated his 80th birthday). Pooh appears in four books by A.A. Milne, all of which were published in the 1920s. Pooh and friends have now appeared in various re-imaginings and been retold through other mediums such as television shows, theatre and movies.

The best thing about these characters, is sharing them. Passing them on to our loved ones. Generation to generation.

Have you ever wondered about where the name Pooh came from? Winnie-the-Pooh was inspired by a teddy bear that belonged to A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, and who was named after Winnie, a bear in London Zoo, and Pooh, a swan that Christopher Robin had befriended.

Pooh's first appearance is in a poem called 'Teddy Bear', about a thoughtful but rather stout bear who is troubled by his inability to slim down.

In this gorgeous board book edition perfect for small, curious hands we have to find who is hiding in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Who's the bounciest animal in the forest?
Who's the gloomiest animal in the forest?
Who's the cleverest animal in the forest?
Who's the hungriest animal in the forest?

Can you guess who might be hiding? Who is your favourite friend in the Hundred Acre Wood?
Mine is the ever sad but lovely Eeyore. I just want to give him a cuddle!

Title: Winnie-the-Pooh (and Friends) Hide and Peek
Author:  A.A. Milne
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $12.95 RRP
Publication Date: February 2012
Format: Board book
ISBN:  9781405261197
For ages: 3+
Type: Lift the Flap