Winnie the Pooh
The original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals.
|First appearance||When We Were Very Young (1924)|
|Created by||A. A. Milne|
Winnie the Pooh, also called Pooh Bear is a fictional yellow-furred, overweight, anthropomorphic display teddy bear. He was created by A. A. Milne. He is based on a stuffed toy that belonged to Milne's son, Christopher Robin Milne. The toy was named after "Winnipeg" ("Winnie" for short), who was a bear at the London Zoo, and "Pooh", which was a nickname Milne and his son had given to a swan. The first book was published in 1926. Other books were published later. Walt Disney made a series of cartoons based on the books. The Walt Disney Company still owns the character.
Pooh is a small golden bear. He stands nearly 22 inches (560 mm) tall. He wears an old red t-shirt. His favorite food is honey. His birthday is October 14. The first thing he says when he gets up in the morning is "What's for breakfast?". He invented the game "Poohsticks".
Pooh has several friends. Their names are Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, Owl, Gopher, and Christopher Robin. Piglet is a small pink pig. Eeyore is an old gray donkey. Tigger is a energetic tiger. Rabbit is an yellow rabbit. Kanga is a female kangaroo. Roo is a young kangaroo (known as a joey).
The first book, Winnie-the-Pooh, was published on October 15, 1926 by Methuen & Company. The second, The House at Pooh Corner, was published on October 11, 1928. The book of poetry When We Were Very Young was published in 1924. Now We Are Six was published in 1927. Return to Hundred Acre Wood was written by David Benedictus and published on October 5, 2009. Pooh books were favorites of Walt Disney's daughters. There have been quite a few series created by Walt Disney based on these books. Pooh books are translated all over the world.