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Winnie the Pooh: Nostalgia at its Best

Updated on July 31, 2012

Winnie the Pooh has followed so many people through their childhood and beyond, and I am no exception.

This has always been one of my favorite books, and one I never seem to grow out of. It stays funny and lovable forever, and invokes memories of simpler times when all you needed to have fun was a good imagination.

The 100 Acre Woods

from the book Winnie the Pooh

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin was the child the stories were told to. Each book starts with a conversation at bed time between Christopher Robin and his father, and he is featured as the hero (although not the main character). In the stories, he has a house in a tree, is visited by his friends, and often saves them from sticky situations, or leads them on adventures. He is also Poohs best friend, and they finish the book walking away together.

Winnie the Pooh - "I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me."

Also known as Pooh Bear, most of the stories feature him as the star, or more often the one to get stuck in one of those sticky situations. He lives in a tree under the name of Sanders... Meaning there's a sign with sanders on it, and he lives under it. He's a bit tubby, loves honey, and is kind and wise in a clumsy sort of way. His best friend in the forest (not counting Christopher Robin) is Piglet.

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon

Oh Bother...

Original artwork by Alexandra Sutherland, click on the picture to link to more

Piglet

Piglet is a very small animal, he lives in a tree with a sign next to it. The sign says Trespassers Will, which is short for Trespassers William, the name of his grandfather. (If you can accept that with a straight face you need to read it again) He consider Pooh to be his best friend, and thinks he is very brave. He gets frightened very easily, but will do almost anything for a friend in need, including, in A Blustery Day, give up his house to Owl.

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.

"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."

Tigger - "T I double g RRRR"

Tigger is the last to appear in the stories, and the subject of much distrust when he first appears. He is by far the liveliest character, bounces into situations without thinking, and just wants to fit in. He is adopted by Kanga after discovering that his favorite food is medicine, and becomes best friends with Roo. He has a springy tail, and enjoys bouncing (not jumping) around on it. His story is full of discovery for who he is and what he likes.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Eeyore

Eeyore is lovable, gloomy, and often feels like he is being ignored. He lives by the river, and eats thistles. He is kind, and often lets others have things that he wants (although not before complaining about it). He is the kind of person who enjoys being gloomy. He also looses his tail fairly regularly.

Winnie the Pooh Intro

This is the beginning of the first story in the Winnie the Pooh mini series, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. All four have the same intro song, and the same cute characters, and are based on short stories from Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner.

Owl - Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things. - Winnie the Pooh

Owl is the only member of the forest who can read and write. He can even spell his own name, WOL, and is always the one people come to when they need something in writing, or when Christopher Robin leaves them a note. He has an extensive family (none of which you ever meet) that he talks about all the time. He has a story about a family member for every situation, which nobody ever listens too.

Those who are clever, who have a Brain, never understand anything.

Rabbit

Rabbit is very clever, although not in an Educated way. He has the most logic, and really hates Tigger. Rabbit loves to garden, and is always found growing something. He has many Friends and Relations, the only one who is ever mentioned by name is Alexander Beetle. The most memorable Rabbit story is when Pooh gets stuck in his front door.

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Kanga and Roo

Kanga is the loving mother, the one who makes everyone bathe and take their medicine. She has a certain humor, like when she ignores the fact that its Piglet and not Roo who comes home with her in her pouch. She isn't mentioned very often, and usually as a background character. Roo, on the other hand, is mentioned a lot. He is Tiggers best friend, and they are frequently left together and have adventures. They get along so well because they both bounce. Roo is portrayed as the youngest child, and the only one who doesn't live on his own.

Gopher

"I'm not in the book you know"

Gopher is the only character that appears in the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, who doesn't appear in the books. He is the handy one, the one who can build things and collects things. He often has a gadget that can help in a situation, or simply appears to lend a hand. Whenever he leaves a scene he says "I'm not in the book you know".

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Which is your favorite Winnie the Pooh character?

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Pooh Bear, Movie Star

Not all of Poohs movies are listed here, I have left out the seasonal ones

TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!

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      pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

      Winnie the Pooh is classic. I always loved Piglet -- he is just so cute and squeeze-able. Eeyore made me sad, but I liked him too. Thanks for a nice lens.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I love Winnie the Pooh, always have and always will!

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      Zebedee32 6 years ago

      Goto love Eeyore! Nice lens

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I grew up with Christopher Robin too

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Enjoyable as this book is my favourite as well.

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      dumhaka 6 years ago

      This lens is great, I love to read it here. i love your lens " Winnie the Pooh: Nostalgia at its Best ".

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Love Winnie the Pooh and you did him proud! ~~Blessed~~

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      TheMaya 6 years ago

      I loved Winnie the Pooh as a small child, and I still love him now... Pooh and Tigger were my favorite characters. I love the message Pooh brings to anyone who knows him, that you don't have to be smart or talented or rich to have fun, all you need is imagination and kindness. Pooh taught me one of the first lessons of my life, and I hope he lives on to teach this lesson to the children of future generations...

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      I love Winnie-the-Pooh so much! One of my all time favorites! Blessed by a SquidAngel! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love Winnie the Pooh!

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      frances lm 6 years ago

      Always nice to see Winnie the Poo again

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      IanMayfield 6 years ago

      I grew up not far from Hartfield, the village in Sussex where A.A. Milne and his son, the real Christopher Robin, lived. The Hundred Acre Wood is real (although it's actually called Five Hundred Acre Wood) and there is even a bridge in it where you can play Poohsticks! In the village itself, there is a Winnie the Pooh shop where you can buy every imaginable bit of Pooh merchandise and memorabilia.

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      alex89 lm 6 years ago

      @TheDeeperWell: Thanks, my spelling is a bit wobbly :)

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      TheDeeperWell 6 years ago

      Heads up...misspelled word in your title. Nostalgia is the correct spelling...

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      Bobbala 6 years ago

      Great lens. Thank you!

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      NC Shepherd 6 years ago

      I've always loved the Winnie the Pooh stories.

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      gamrslist 6 years ago

      cool love this thank you

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      JohnMichael2 6 years ago

      great lens - there is something about Tigger!

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      Matthew 6 years ago from Silicon Valley

      Congrats on a great article! I wrote one on national winnie the pooh day in February (squidoo.com/national-winnie-the-pooh-day). Great job on yours!

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