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Winnie the Pooh



Last updated Monday, August 6, 2012

Author: A.A. Milne
Illustrator: Ernest H. Shepard
Date of Publication: 1929
ISBN: 0525477683
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2012

Synopsis: Happy 80th birthday, Pooh! The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This deluxe anniversary edition of Winnie-the-Pooh is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. The specially designed jacket sports gold ink and a die-cut window that reveals the full-color art on the case cover. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Have you ever had a teddy bear or other stuffed animal that you've spent a lot of time with?
•  Have you seen the movie?
•  Did you know it was a book before it turned into a movie?

Vocabulary
•  Suspicious: questionable
•  Scuffling: struggling in a confused manner
•  Slender: thin

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What were the ways that Winnie the Pooh used to reach the honey?
•  If you were Winnie the Pooh, how would you have reached the honey?

Craft ideas:
•  Kids make a maze with Winnie the Pooh as the starting point and a pot of honey as the end. Use string to make a path. Draw around it to make it a maze. They can take off the string and have a friend solve it if there is extra time.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!