Everybody knows who Winnie the Pooh is. A.A. Milne’s children’s books about a stuffed bear who loves honey and gets into all sorts of different predicaments and little adventures have enchanted readers for more than 70 years and is still going strong today. The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh brings together both of Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books, Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Each book contains various tales about each of the characters in the world of A.A. Milne.
From Eeyore to Kanga, from Tigger to Rabbit, The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh will have a favorite story in it for anyone. Children who love Tigger can be read the tale about how everyone tried to unbounce him. Those who are fans of Eeyore can find out what happens when he loses his tail. Readers that enjoy Piglet can see just what happens when he meets a Heffalump.
Ernest H. Shepard has created delightful illustrations for the first two books and the same can also be found in The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh. Slightly sketchy and in all black and white, though full color versions are available. As simple as they may seem, Shepard does a wonderful job portraying Pooh’s puzzlement, Tigger’s bounciness, and Eeyore’s delight when he finds his tail.
The book has plenty of text so very young children will have a tough time wading through it, but older children already reading chapter books may be able to take it on.