Winnie the Pooh – A Wonderful Re-reading Experience


Winnie the Pooh is the first e-reading experience I had with iBooks/iPad. It is a free book that comes along with iBooks when you download it from the app store.

Whew! that was a lot of “I”s in just a couple of sentences, but then we all better get used to it, because I am definitely going to be reading more books using the iBooks app.

My Review

I don’t think that I can add anything more to the countless reviews of this wonderful children’s classic. It is sufficient to say that I love this story of a young english boy Christopher Robin and his imaginary friends – Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, the Hare, and other wonderful characters who live in the hundred acre wood.

I do think that some of the most delightful children’s fiction comes from a different era – Enid Blyton, A.A.Milne, Edith Nesbit, Beatrix Potter…they opened up such a wonderful world of imagination for me when I was a young girl. I don’t know if the children’s fiction of today is of the same calibre. Do you have any contemporary children’s novelists that you love? I would love some recommendations.

My experience reading Winnie the Pooh on the iPad was simply delightful. The illustrations, the fonts, the layout…everything was just perfect.

Here is a screenshot of how lovely the iBooks display is:

Winnie the Pooh on iPad

Winnie the Pooh on iPad

This definitely provides me with an incentive to purchase more such books πŸ™‚

Btw, the Alice in Wonderland app on the iPad that I had blogged about here is just as awesome when I tried it out.

The more I use the iPad, the more thrilled I am with the purchase πŸ™‚

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  • Wahyu Ekaa

    I just found your blog when I wrote my assignment. Yes, I agree with you about Edith Nesbit. Thanks for sharing. I am reading Fleischman’s ‘By the Great Horn Spoon’ now. A great one πŸ™‚

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  • I have never read Winnie The Pooh :-/ But I agree with what you say about Blyton and Nesbit and so on. Glad you are loving ipad! I am almost tempted to buy one!

  • I have this for my iPad but haven’t read it yet. I have looked through it a little bit and do agree that it is stunning on there. Glad to see the reading experience was good for you.

  • Just had a wonderful re-reading experience with Anne of Green Gables. There is something so comforting about er-reading old classics πŸ™‚

    • @Willa: Yes, I loved Anne so much, still do…such a fun but good character πŸ™‚

  • Hilary McKay is a really great British children’s writer. Her best books are about the Casson family; Saffy’s Angel is the first.

    My absolute favorite bit of the Winnie the Pooh books (that I can recall; it’s been years) was when Eeyore was going to compose a poem and he kept getting stuck for rhymes. And one line went “Those two ‘bother’s will have to rhyme with each other. / Buther.” I used to think of that every time I tried to write a poem!

    • @Jenny: Thanks for the recco. I haven’t heard of Hilary McKay, will defini9tely look her up. For some reason after re-reading my post, I realized that I really like quite a few of the Brit children’s authors…maybe something to do with the books I was exposed to growing up πŸ™‚

  • I’ve been following your iPad posts with interest. I loved the iPad when I saw it too, but I’m still unsure about the whole ebook thing. It’s probably a mental block since whenever I’m reading on my computer I’m busy at my study table/office desk etc and I cant imagine the electronics invading the places where I relax, my favorite couch or my bed where I do the bulk of my reading. A lot of my friends have been converted, some even say that they cannot go back to paper reading, so maybe I should just get rid of my fuddy-duddy tendencies and hop onto the bandwagon πŸ™‚

    • @couchpapaya: Glad you like the iPad posts coz there are probably more of them coming through the pipeline. I am totally obsessed πŸ™‚

      Regarding reading books via electronic media or the regular way, it should be a source of enjoyment and pleasure. If you don’t feel comfortable with e-books, why not stick to good, ole paperbacks? no harm in them…

      I still feel e-books are good for light breezy reading – romances, children’s books and such. I would not attempt anything too challenging in them anyway, although I know some people who are joyfully embarking on the Gutenberg classics on the Kindle. I am not one of them though πŸ™‚

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