I was in Subic for a conference and while the lecturer was rambling about case research tips, I was battling sleepiness and boredom. I browsed through the bookshelf of a friend’s iPad and Winnie the Pooh was one of the two books he had on his shelf, the other one The Confessions of St. Augustine. I wasn’t ready for a heavy and long read so I decided to read the story about this popular bear and his companions.

Winnie the Pooh is a quick read. It is composed of ten short chapters about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin and a variety of other less popular but interesting characters such as Owl, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo.

Winnie the Pooh, or The Bear With No Brains as he likes to call himself, is a lovable character. Isn’t it cute that a bear who calls himself “Little Brains” knows how to compose a song?

I cannot think of anything intelligent to write in this review except that I liked the stories. The most popular story of Winnie the Pooh and one that I’m familiar of was when he got stuck inside Rabbit’s house-hole because of over-eating. But the other stories were enjoyable as well, such as when Christopher Robin decides to go to an “expotition” to find the North Pole. Or the story when Pooh decides to trap a “heffalump” with a jar of honey. If you want to know what a heffalump is, read the book. 😛 And of course, the chapter that I enjoyed the most was when Pooh was almost able to catch a “woozle”. Again, you have to read the book if you want to know what a woozle is. 😀

Return to Pooh Corner is a favorite and I can’t help singing the lyrics while reading the book.

Winnie the Pooh helped me endure the boring lecture but it was rather unfortunate that the story was too short it wasn’t even able to cover half of the lecturer’s speech.

3 stars.

10/50 2011 Goodreads Reading Challenge.

Book cover image from Goodreads.

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