With nicknames such as Roo, Tigger and Piglet for my children I would think that it’s fairly obvious that I have a little thing for the classic AA Milne stories featuring Christopher Robin and Winnie The Pooh. Around 30 years ago my Dad bought me a hardback copy of The Winnie The Pooh Collection. It’s actually one of the few things that I have from my Dad and something that holds fond memories for me.
Given that my children’s nicknames are Roo, Tigger and Piglet I would imagine that it is fairly obvious that I share a love for the classic AA Milne stories of Winnie The Pooh. Whilst I recall the stories from my early childhood, it was when my Dad bought me The Complete Winnie The Pooh Collection hardback book that I truly fell in love with the stories. Earlier this year I visited the Winnie The Pooh Exhibition at the V&A and although I’d never really lost the magic of the stories, it reignited the words and characters for me all over again.
Given the nicknames of my children, it will come as no surprise that Winnie The Pooh holds a special place in my heart. Although I have always loved the stories from AA Milne, which have been beautifully brought to life by the illustrations from EH Shephard. The continued affection for the adventures and characters stems from a gift that my dad bought me as a young girl.
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