“It’s the Queen. The Queen is coming.”
When Winnie-the-Pooh sets off for Buckingham Palace, London with Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore to delivery a special birthday hum to Her Majesty for her 90th birthday, he never dares to imagine that he might actually meet the Queen.
And little does he know that he too is celebrating a 90th birthday … But time is a tricky thing and Winnie-the-Pooh is a truly timeless bear, albeit one of Very Little Brain!
- Back Cover Blurb
You could tell that Christopher Robin had something
important to say from the way he clasped his knees tightly and wriggled his toes.
- First Sentence
“I had a present once,” sighed Eeyore wistfully. “Two in fact, if I may boast a little. One was rather small and damp and the other somewhat larger and sticky. But I don’t like to complain. A present is Something and to have two is Something Else.”
- Memorable Moment: Page 10
SOURCE ... A present from Mr T.
READ FOR ... Not applicable.
MY THOUGHTS ... What better way to celebrate both one of the world's best loved bears and Queen Elizabeth II both of whom turned ninety last year than with this sweet little tale in which we get to travel to London with Winnie and friends, spotting some famous landmarks, to say nothing of her HRH Elizabeth and a certain young Prince who just so happens to be "more bouncy than Tigger", as we go.
Inspired by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. I'm still not convinced that this book did justice to the original Pooh stories. However, more faithful to the original than some of the other later Pooh books I could mention, I really rather enjoyed it.
* Download the story here titled Winnie-The Pooh And The Royal Birthday here OR watch the video read by Jim Broadbent here.