The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh

Book review by
Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Beloved, classic stories and poems in one volume.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive Messages

Kindness and friendship are subtly promoted.

Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that  this is very different from the garish, noisy, and commercialized Disney versions of Pooh stories, and that the reading and language levels are much higher than the Disney cartoons might indicate.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 and 9-year-old Written byMrs. C. B. September 22, 2017
Adult Written byDesiChain January 10, 2016
Teen, 16 years old Written bysararosey March 22, 2012

A great Classic!

I love Winnie-thePooh! It is a great classic story that you can start reading to very young children. I remember when I was very young around the age 1 to 5 my... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byPanda Incognito August 16, 2011

A real treasure

This is one of the best books I've ever read! The writing is clever and funny, and the stories endearing. Simple but sweet, these stories are pure gold. Ev... Continue reading

What's the story?

The gentle, humorous stories from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and the poems from When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, are collected in one volume, unabridged and with the original illustrations of Ernest Shepard.

Is it any good?

The original Pooh books are a delight at any age, wonderful as read-alouds, and a challenge for young readers. The poems, about "Bad King John" and "The King of Peru" and "The Knight Whose Armor Didn't Squeak," are some of the cleverest and wittiest poetry ever written for children. And all of it is perfectly matched in tone by Ernest Shepard's delicate line drawings. This edition combines all four books into one volume, which is fine for reading aloud but too heavy and bulky for small hands to handle on their own for long.

For generations, A.A. Milne's four Pooh books -- two of prose stories, and two of poetry -- were the delight of children and adults, a treasure of English literature. The kindly wisdom depicted in the peaceful adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, and others, all overseen by the wise and thoughtful Christopher Robin, tickled the fancies and warmed the hearts of millions.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about making up stories about their toys. What adventures do you and your toys have? Kids and parents may want to write them down together and draw pictures to go with them. If kids have seen the TV show and movies, how are they different from this book?

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