30 Oct 2017


“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.


Kelly said...

I'm glad you ended up enjoying this one, Tracy. As a fellow Pooh lover, I thought it was quite fun.

Suko said...

This sounds like a sweet book. I enjoyed reading the Memorable Moment.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I've been loving the resurgence of Winnie the Pooh. I love how it is connected to the Queen. I didn't realize that.

Brian Joseph said...

I love Winnie - The - Pooh. This sounds like a neat idea. I would have never expected a book like this to be written.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, I love all things Winnie the Pooh. This seems like a sweet read. :)


Anonymous said...

I have a soft spot for Winnie the Pooh.
And here in The Netherlands there
were times when Winnie the Pooh
was very popular

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Oh, who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh? This sounds like a lovely book.

Heather said...

That was so cute. Thanks.

Barbara Fisher said...

Thanks for the links Tracy, I've been wanting to read this one since I saw it advertised a week or so ago.

Melliane said...

It could be nice

Karen Alderman said...

Awww, I just reviewed a book that told the story of the original Winnie the Pooh and this one sounds delightful. I love the cover too.

For What It's Worth

Gina R said...

Aww, it sounds like fun and who can resist Pooh? 😊 Thanks For the share!

Literary Feline said...

I do love Winnie the Pooh and friends. And Queen Elizabeth II. I still remember quite vividly the day I got to see her (from afar, of course) when she visited the capital city of my state. Our entire school got to go on a field trip, just for her visit. She waved. We waved back. It was quite something for my school-aged self. :-)

DMS said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed this so much. Pooh has been quite popular lately. The star of many books and an upcoming movie. :)