~The name of Winnie the Pooh came from the name of a real bear. During the 1920s there was a black bear named "Winnie" in the London Zoo who had been the mascot for the Winnipeg regiment of the
~The bear was very popular with Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne. It was his favorite animal at the London Zoo, and he often spent time inside the cage with it.~
~A teddy bear was purchased at Harrod's department store in London and given by A.A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin on his first birthday, August 21, 1921. He was called Edward (proper form of Teddy) Bear at the time.~
~The bear at the zoo became Christopher Robin's inspiration
for calling his own teddy bear Winnie ... Winnie the Pooh.~
~The rest of the toys (Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger) were received as gifts by Christopher Robin between 1920 and 1928.~
~A.A. Milne started to write a series of books about Winnie the Pooh, his son Christopher Robin, and their friends in the 100-Acre-Wood, and the rest is history.~
~The REAL 100-Acre-Wood is the Ashdown Forest in southern
England, located near the Milne family home.~
~Today Pooh and his friends are as happy in New York's Donnell Library Center as they were when they lived in the 100-Acre-Wood.~
Pooh put the cloth back on the table, and he put a large honey-pot on the cloth, and they sat down to breakfast. And as soon as they sat down, Tigger took a large mouthful of honey... and he looked up at the ceiling with his head on one side, and made exploring noises with his tongue, and considering noises, and what-have-we-got-here noises... and then he said in a very decided voice:
"Tiggers don't like honey."
"Oh!" said Pooh, and tried to make it sound Sad and Regretful.
Winnie the Pooh, the lovable bear who's stuffed with fluff, is also called Pooh, or Pooh Bear, but never, ever, just Winnie. Pooh himself would tell you he is a "bear of little brain," but he also has an uncommon, clear-eyed wisdom. His friends; their happiness and feelings are Pooh's chief concern, and there is no better friend than Winnie the Pooh. Pooh endlessly craves honey or a smackerel of whatever little something is at hand to soothe that insatiable "rumbly in his tumbly."
Role: Cuddly absentminded stuffed bear
Hobbies: Eating honey, always hungry
Favorite Phrase: "Do you have any honey?"
Best in the World
"What do you like doing best in the world, Pooh?" asked Christopher Robin.
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best?" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. And then he thought that being with Christopher Robin was a very good thing to do, and having Piglet near was a very friendly thing to have; and so, when he had thought it all out, he said, "What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying 'What about a little something?' and Me saying,' Well, I shouldn't mind a little something, should you, Piglet,' and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birds singing."
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A Thoughtful Moment
Later on, when they had all said "Good-bye" and "Thank-you" to Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together.., and for a long time they were silent. "When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting to-day?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.
"It's more fun to talk w/ someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'.. For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me."
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