Sunday, October 13, 2013

When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne

In all likelihood, your mother or father read you these poems and remember their parents reading the same. This collection of poetry by the creator of Winnie the Pooh was first published in 1924. With its companion volume Now We Are Six, the little books became two of the biggest bestsellers in publishing history. Children all over the world have heard about changing the guard at Buckingham Palace; James James Morrison Morrison Weather by George Dupree; the three little foxes who kept their handkerchiefs in cardboard boxes; and, of course, Christopher Robin, named for A.A. Milne's son. Adults and older children will enjoy Milne's poems too, as some of his humor is subtly directed at a more sophisticated audience. But younger children are the ones who love the naughty Mary Jane (lovely rice pudding again?) and the bears on the corners of London's streets. Read these poems aloud and pass along (or start) a family tradition. (Ages 5 to 9) From Goodreads.

I needed to read poetry for a challenge, I am not interested in poetry. This is why I chose this Winnie The Pooh poetry and it was cute, as I had hoped.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge
Dewey's Read-a-Thon October 2013

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