Sunday, January 8, 2012

50 books you should read before you die: Winnie-the-Pooh

I made myself a cup of tea and sat down behind my computer to write a new post. Normally I am packed with new ideas to write about. But not today. Today I was feeling as inspired as the writers of every Police Academy movie since the third one. I thought I could continue with the 50 books you should read before you die list. But I didn`t feel like getting into anything too serious. As I was excluding title after a title, I noticed Winnie-the-Pooh being on the list. And I thought to myself, why not. Winnie was awesome.

I don`t recall reading Winnie-the-Pooh myself. Although, I remember some of the
adventures of Winnie and his friends. My mom probably read it to me when I was younger. And I`m glad she did. Hearing stories of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood was just magical. Winni-the-Pooh is not just a simple children`s book, it teaches kids about some important values like charity, consideration and humanity.

As it is a children`s book I don`t really suggest you to read it on your own, but If you have younger siblings or kids of your own, then you should read it to them. If I ever have children, they are going to hear the hell out of this book.

I found a webpage where some of the best quotes of Winnie-the-Pooh are listed. I`ll share a few with you just to assure you how awesome Winnie really is.

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A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference."

"If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear."

"Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo."

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Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

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Some people care too much, I think it's called love."

32 comments:

  1. Love Winnie the Pooh. Nostalgia.

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  2. I've never read it, but I watched Pooh so much growing up that I wore out a few VHS tapes. I think I'd enjoy the book for its own sake, all on my own. =)

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  3. I don't remember much about it either but wasnt it just basically imagination?!

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  4. i was more of a thundercats/visionaries kinda chap... but i remember my mom used to read the books to me :) nice memories.

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  5. I read Winnie the Pooh a million gazillion times growing up, great book.

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  6. I agree this was a very teachful series for children...
    No Winnie-the-Pooh - no childhood ;)

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  7. Would've never thought to include Winnie on top books list. What a touching insight :)

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  8. Yeah, I almost forgot about that one. It was one of the first books I read in 1st/2nd grade. Amazing memmories :) They made us keep a reader's journal and draw stuff in it along with short reviews of the books. Aaaand I guess that's what got me to where I am now XD

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  9. Im too old to read this now :P
    But i really enjoy books what is strange for my friends

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  10. I remember only watching the cartoons. :<

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  11. I'm sure I have that book laying around somewhere...

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  12. I've never seen nor read Pooh. When I was a kid I never payed attention to it. I grow up watching many disney movies instead like Lion King and so

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  13. Lion King was pretty great too.

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  14. Where u find so old picture ?

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  15. Have you ever read the Tao of Pooh?

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  16. Amazing post, brang back great memories, thanks :)

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  17. Well you got some classy stuff.

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  18. Winnie the Pooh, heh. I got my first e-reader and this was installed by default. I read it for the first time at 20 years old and its still great.

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  19. Winnie the Pooh is one of the all time great books, fantastic choice!

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  20. Novelpiece, no I haven`t. But I just googled it and it sounds interesting. Will add it to my readinglist. Thank you!

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  21. Classic, winnie the poo is. my bro used to be obsessed

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  22. Ill definitively be checking back to see the rest of your 50 books list. Great post BTW.

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  23. I'm glad there's someone else who shares this same perspective.

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  24. I don't remember the lessons in the book being so explicit. Haha. Still a memorable must-read for children.

    Also, that cheap shot at the writers of Police Academy?! ... Was well deserved.

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  25. A.A. Milne was a very wise man, indeed! If you are into Eastern philosophy, check out these, both by Benjamin Hoff:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tao_of_Pooh

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Te_of_Piglet

    I so wish people would be a little more considerate of others. I believe there is a place in this world for us all, if only each of us would move over and give just one other person a chance. :)

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