Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Books That Matter: The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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I can recall reading and being read books from “The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.”  These books were fun and always had a good ending.

My mother would continuously quote the phrase “reading is fundamental” and expressed the importance of reading.  She would always say: “if you can read, you can succeed in any subject because all subjects require reading.” This encouragement is the reason I developed a passion for words and reading.

Winnie the Pooh was also surrounded by many good and loyal friends. They always worked together to help Winnie the Pooh achieve his ultimate goal, to obtain a pot of honey.  I especially liked Tigger. I just love his enthusiasm and willingness to help and support the group in any way he could. I always mispronounced his name and wanted to call him Tiger but was quickly corrected and lectured on the importance of proper pronunciation of words.

My most memorable part in the books was when Winnie the Pooh would get his head stuck in the pot of honey.  Although I cannot remember all the books in detail or all the endings of each book, I always remember feeling good when the last page was read and the book was closed.   This is why the “The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” are books that matter.

 

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2 comments on “Books That Matter: The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  1. kristinconradi
    May 27, 2013

    🙂 A.A. Milne was a favorite of mine. I remember clutching my paperback copies and rereading, particularly his poetry, over and over again. Thanks for sharing!

  2. kristinconradi
    May 27, 2013

    And bravo to your mother for stressing that reading is fundamental!

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