Pooh

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A. A. Milne
Dutton Children's Books, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 10 pages
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The latest addition to Dutton's Winnie-the-Pooh Collection is big news indeed. These giant-sized, shaped board books celebrate Pooh and Tigger as the superstars they are. Big enough to hug, and featuring sturdy boards and safely rounded edges, they are designed for the youngest devotees of the Bear of Little Brain. With full-image covers, very large type, and up-close illustrations, these striking books will grab preschoolers' attention and hold it. As always, Dutton brings the world of Winnie-the-Pooh to readers of all ages. These new titles bring that world closer than ever before.

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The book was an ideal product for me, a gift to an Hispanic family to read to their young grandchild. We thought the book format (boards rather than pages), shape (bear) and typeface were well chosen. Read full review

About the author (1998)

A prolific writer, A. A. Milne published 35 plays, 6 novels, 3 books of verse, 3 collections of short stories, and several works of nonfiction, including sketches for Punch magazine, of which he was the assistant editor. Nevertheless, his fame rests on four books for children: two of whimsical stories about the stuffed animals in his son's bedroom (Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner) and two of verse (When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six). All are considered classics and have been included among the Children's Literature Association's Touchstone books as the best in children's literature, on the Lewis Carroll Shelf list, and on the Choice magazine list of books for the academic library. He also wrote Toad of Toad Hall, a play based on Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, and Once upon a Time: A Fairy Tale for Grown-ups, both of which are sometimes included in volumes with the four classic works. Milne had a son, Christopher Robin, who served as the model for the little boy in his children's books.

A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright and journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne died in 1956.
Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.

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