So endearing and delightful!
I’m not sure I even knew there was an actual book version of Winnie-the-Pooh–in my mind, he was kind of like Garfield, where various episodes existed here and there in various forms of media, but there wasn’t one single definitive text that started it all. This collection of short stories is just darling. Pooh is described as a “bear of very little brain.” Really nothing happens; the stories are very episodic, and character-driven. Pooh and his cast of quirky animal companions, plus Christopher Robin, just get it in their heads to set out on some minor task or adventure or another, and they reason with one another in their muddled or quirky ways how they might do this or that. I found myself grinning and laughing at many of the tales. The characters are so memorable, which is obviously why they’ve endured for so many decades.
Highly recommended for fluffy entertainment that will make you happy.
My rating: *****
Sexual content: none
Political content: none