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National Winnie the Pooh Day: Let’s Celebrate!

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Grab some honey and your favorite Pooh Bear stuffed animal and storybook! It’s time to celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day! We celebrate this day on the birthday of A.A. Milne, the author and creator of Winnie the Pooh!

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Ways to Celebrate:  

In order to honor this very special day here are some things you can do! 

  1. Read your favorite Winnie the Pooh story! Click here to see if your favorite story is available at the library branch closest to you and/or on Overdrive or Hoopla! 
  2. Watch a Winnie the Pooh cartoon marathon or check out the movie, Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor. Click here to see if it is available at your local library!    
  3. Take a trip to your local Build-a-Bear and build your very own Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal. I’d love to make an Eeyore!  
  4. Check out the Mini Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on YouTube  
  5. Share your favorite Pooh adventure or quote on social media using #NationalWinniethePoohDay! 

Famous Quotes:   

  1. “The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” (Piglet) 
  2. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (Christopher Robin) 
  3. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” (Winnie the Pooh) 
  4. “The most wonderful things about Tiggers, is that I’m the only one!” (Tigger)  
  5. “It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” (Eeyore)   

If you would like to read more quotes, check out this website:

50 Winnie the Pooh Quotes  

Interesting Facts: 

  1. A real bear started it all! Winnie, a Canadian Black Bear, was purchased by a solider for $20 while serving in WWI. 
  2. The story was inspired by A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, and his stuffed animals.  
  3. The original stuffed animals can be seen on display in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, which is part of the New York Public Library System. 
  4. The “Pooh” part of Winnie’s name actually came from a swan.  
  5. The fictional, Hundred Acre Wood, is based on a real forest in England.  
  6. Winnie the Pooh has his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
  7. The story has been translated into more than 50 languages including French, Polish, Danish, Latin and Yiddish!  
  8. Tigger didn’t actually appear until the second Winnie the Pooh story, The House at Pooh Corner. 
  9. Winnie the Pooh was named the most valuable children’s book character by Forbes magazine in 2002. 
  10. Winne the Pooh is now one of the most popular Disney Characters of all time. Walt Disney purchased the motion picture rights in 1961.  

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