“Winnie-ther-Pooh”

by bellasemplicita

I love the drawings of H. E.Shepard and of course A. A. Milne.  The original pooh stories are so great!  I have a hard time not laughing whenever I read them.  Pooh (and of course the others) are so smart in a “not so smart way” – you know, with very little brain!  Here are some drawings I found.  They are not in order with the book but still make for some fun browsing.

 

 

 

 

One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet’s house to wee what Piglet was doing.  It was still snowing as he stumped over the white forest track, and he expected to find Piglet warming his toes in front of his fire, but to his surprise he saw that the door was open, and the more he looked inside the more Piglet wasn’t there.

“He’s out,” said Pooh sadly.  “That’s what it is.  He’s not in.  I shall have to go on a fast Thinking Walk by myself.  Bother!”

But first he thought that he would knock very loudly just to make quite sure . . . and while he waited for Piglet not to answer, he jumped up and down to keep warm, and a hum came suddenly into his head, which seemed to him a Good Hum, such as is Hummed Hopefully to Others.

The more it snows

            (Tiddely Pom),

The more it goes

            (Tiddely Pom),

The more it goes

            (Tiddely Pom),

     On snowing.

And nobody knows

            (Tiddely Pom),

How cold my toes

            (Tiddely Pom),

How cold my toes

            (Tiddely Pom),

     Are growing.

from The House At Pooh Corner – Chapter 1: In Which A House Is Built at Pooh Corner For Eeyore 

Happiness

John had
Great Big
Waterproof
Boots on;
John had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Hat;
John had a
Great Big
Waterproof
Mackintosh —
And that
(Said John)
Is
That.

from When We Were Very Young by A A Milne

A. A. Milne

E. H. Shepard

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