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review 2017-01-27 13:54
The story of Winnie
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear - Lindsay Mattick,Sophie Blackall

Isn't it sad when a book comes out and people just seem to be completely unaware of 1. its existence and 2. its level of amazingness? Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick is one of those hidden gems. I've mentioned before that if a book doesn't circulate it's offered to another branch in the hope that it might do better in a different location. That's how this book landed in my hands (it was also on my TRL).  As the title suggests, this is the story of the bear named Winnie that spawned the Winnie-the-Pooh series by A.A. Milne. It's the heartwarming tale of a man who befriended a baby bear and their journeys together during the tumultuous times of WWI. It's also the story about how this same bear met a little boy who would eventually spur entire generations to hug their teddy bears just a little bit tighter. Additionally, the back of the book contains a really lovely surprise that I don't want to spoil for ya'll. :-) I think this would make a wonderful bedtime read-aloud. You could also encourage your child to read this book aloud to their teddy bear. (Then take lots of photos of it.) Believe it or not, this exercise will help to strengthen your child's confidence in reading aloud to others (or to themselves). As for me, I can't wait for the opportunity to read this one in a storytime. XD 9/10

 

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2017-01-09 00:00
How To Catch A Heffalump (Disney's Pooh)
How To Catch A Heffalump (Disney's Pooh) - A.A. Milne,Walt Disney Company Cute. I love Pooh and Piglet.
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review 2016-10-01 14:50
Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne,Ernest H. Shepard

"Et si quelqu'un sait quelque chose à propos de quelque chose, se dit Nounours, Hibou est le quelqu'un qui sait quelque chose à propos de quelque chose, dit-il, ou alors mon nom n'est pas Winnie l'Ourson, dit-il. Et c'est bien mon nom, ajouta-t-il. Donc, pas d'erreur."

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review 2016-05-31 00:00
The Red House Mystery (Dover Mystery Classics)
The Red House Mystery (Dover Mystery Classics) - A. A. Milne Shakes head. Seriously. Sometimes authors can jump across genres and sometimes they can't. Mr. Milne proves that he should have stuck with Winnie the Pooh. The dialogue was way too talky and I still, still, have no idea who did what to who and have absolutely no urge to figure it out. I breathed a sigh of relief when I was done with this book.

This is part of Goodreads Dead Writers Society genre fiction challenge for May. I realized that I was being way too nice in giving this book 3 stars and rounded it down to 2.

So this is a classic locked room mystery novel that has been better done by Agatha Christie. FYI because of this book I went back and re-read The Body in the Library again this weekend because I needed a palate cleanser.

Taking place in England, one of the characters in this book, Mark Ablett is having a house party with lots of people whose names I refuse to look up right now. Mark's long lost brother who apparently sucked as a human being named Robert shows up. Robert is then found with a bullet in the head and the whole book consists of two other men deciding to investigate. Seriously this book just goes on and on.

The writing was not that great. I know some people found this funny and I am still looking for the funny bits. This whole book was really a poor man's Sherlock Holmes mystery novel. You have to applaud A.A. Milne though, he pretty much shows you how hard it is to write a locked room mystery novel.
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review 2016-05-23 00:00
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh - A.A. Milne,Ernest H. Shepard I have been reading this a as a bedtime story for my little brother and sister. I never know what books they will like, but they both love these stories! It's hard to find something they both enjoy and I was pleasantly surprised by their reaction to this book!

My only real problem with it is some of the grammar is choppy and weird in places, but otherwise it's great for kids, and perfect for a bedtime story.
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