Winnie the Pooh, The Best Bear in All the World

winnie1Winnie the Pooh, the Best Bear in All the World
by Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis, and Kate Saunders
Dutton Books, 2016

I fell in love with the Winnie-the-Pooh gang in this collection of new Pooh stories written by today’s authors.  Who can resist the innocence and simple thinking, so much like young children?  While not a picture book, an illustration rests on every page for young listeners to gaze upon. Each story introduces an intruder or danger and the members of the Pooh gang try to make sense of it. Outside of their experience, they make guesses at which adults will chuckle, but which toddlers often take serious, until the end of the story when all becomes well.

The book contains four stories.  Pooh and Piglet meet a dragon, Penguin arrives at the forest, Eeyore suspects Another Donkey is after his thistles, and the Sauce (source) of the Nile.  A book perfect for snuggling under a blanket and reading on a cold winter evening.

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