Winnie-the-Pooh: The Poohsticks Handbook by Mark Evans, E. H. Shepard, A. A. Milne, Mark Burgess
  

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Poohsticks Handbook

Written by Mark Evans, E. H. Shepard, A. A. Milne, Mark Burgess
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Winnie-the-Pooh: The Poohsticks Handbook by Mark Evans, E. H. Shepard, A. A. Milne, Mark Burgess

'Poohsticks is, at its simplest, a game of sticks and rivers and bridges and friends and fun.' Playing Pooh Sticks is one the National Trust's 50 Things To Do Before You Are 11 and 3/4 - it is game beloved of adults and children alike. Mark Evan's charming and funny text guides us through the intricacies of Pooh Sticks - from a brief history of the game (invented, of course, by Pooh Bear himself in The House at Pooh Corner) to strategies that can help avoid a soaking. We find out what the perfect Pooh stick looks like, what the optimum location is and about notable games of Pooh sticks throughout history. The book ends with FAQ About Poohsticks, which Winnie-the-Pooh thinks stands for 'Food Always Quitenice'. The books features original illustrations by E.H. Shepard as well as newly commissioned illustrations by Mark Burgess. Look out for: Winnie-the-Pooh's Little Book Of Wisdom; Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore's Little Book of Gloom; Winnie-the-Pooh: Tigger's Little Book of Bounce; Winnie-the-Pooh: Love from Pooh. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.

About the Author

Mark Burgess has illustrated countless classic children's characters including Paddington Bear and Winnie-the-Pooh. He also designs greetings cards, web sites, animations and special warm places for his cat to sleep. He lives in Somerset. E. H. Shepard famously illustrated both 'Winnie-the-Pooh' and 'The Wind in the Willows' though, like A A Milne, much of his career was devoted to work for the satirical magazine Punch. To do the illustrations for 'Winnie-the-Pooh', Shepard observed the real Christopher Robin Milne, but not the real Pooh. The bear in the pictures is in fact based on Growler, a toy belonging to Shepard's own son. Mark Evans is a Welsh comedy writer and performer whose credits include Radio 4's Bleak Expectations and BBC 2's The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff. A.A. Milne was born in London in 1882. He began writing as a contributor to Punch magazine, and also wrote plays and poetry. Winnie-the-Pooh made his first appearance in Punch magazine in 1923. Soon after, in 1926, Milne published his first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, which were an instant success. Since then, Pooh has become a world-famous bear, and Milne's stories have been translated into approximately forty different languages.

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Format

Hardback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Mark Evans, E. H. Shepard, A. A. Milne, Mark Burgess
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

2nd July 2015

ISBN

9781405275606


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