illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
May be appropriate for ages 4 ‒ 10(and up)
First published in: 1928
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This Pooh and Piglet Book is a complete chapter from The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne and features Pooh and his friends. The large, clear type and well-loved, colourful illustrations will have instant appeal for the younger reader. In this story, Pooh makes up a simple game ("Poohsticks") which involves dropping sticks into the water on one side of a bridge, and guessing which will emerge first on the other side. As with most of the Pooh stories, the ostensible plot-in this case, Pooh making up a game-naturally morphs into a lazily wandering adventure featuring Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit and the other Hundred-Acre Wood inhabitants.
Join Pooh as he invents a new game called Poohsticks. From Eeyore to Piglet, all of your favorite characters join Pooh and play the game. But when everyone throws their sticks over the bridge and they eagerly wait to see whose stick comes out first, they are shocked to see Eeyore in the river. How did Eeyore end up in the river? And can the animals help him?
By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, ‘There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.’ But all the little streams higher up in the Forest went this way and that, quickly, eagerly, having so much to find out before it was too late.