Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WINNIE THE POOH HAS A BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday, Dear Winnie the Pooh. Happy Birthday to you.

Welcome Wednesday! January 18 celebrates the birth of A. A. Milne in 1882. He wrote several children's books and created Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, and Roo. It is not known who started this day, but many parties are scheduled to celebrate the occasion.

 
He was first known as Edward and made his debut in A. A. Milne's poem, "Teddy Bear" on February 13, 1924. He first appeared as Winnie the Pooh on December 24, 1925. And now you know.

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Good luck!

Happy Reading

14 comments:

  1. Pooh has been around a long time. Funny how cartoon icons often start with a different name. Mickey Mouse was Steamboat Willie originally.

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    1. I didn't know Mickey Mouse started out as Steamboat Willie. It might be fun to see what all of our favorite characters were once called.

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  2. Gracious "Phooh" is older than I.
    Great post to read Beverly.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, Yvonne. He's older than I am too. Yay.

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  3. Pooh sure has stood the test of time

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    1. Yes, he has, Pat. It's great that children still know about Pooh and even celebrate his birthday.

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  4. I adore Winnie the Pooh! Happy Birthday, Pooh!

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    1. Pooh appreciates your birthday wishes. I think he had a lot of parties today.

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  5. I love Winnie the Pooh, too! And this year is also the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books!

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    1. I didn't know that. Happy anniversary to Little Golden Books. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

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