The whole world has been talking about the Queen’s 90th birthday so much in the past few months, we’ve completely neglected another global icon who is turning the big nine-oh this year. How could we forget that silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh?
In honour of Pooh’s birthday, writer Jane Riordan has written a new adventure for A.A. Milne’s cast of cuddly stuffed animals. For possibly the first time ever, Pooh and Piglet are travelling outside the Hundred Acre Wood/Christopher Robin’s imagination, and into the real world of London, U.K.
If the Hundred Acre crew isn’t cute enough already, in Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday, they head to Buckingham Palace to deliver one of Pooh’s ‘hum songs’ to the Queen as a birthday gift, and get to meet Prince George along the way. Seriously, leave it to George to live our childhood dreams and be featured in a Winnie the Pooh book!
Coincidentally, the very first Winnie the Pooh book was dedicated to the Queen herself shortly after she was born in 1929. How adorable is it that the royals are Winnie the Pooh fans just like the rest of us?
The new book is written in the same style as A.A. Milne’s masterpieces and features illustrations by Mark Burgess in the same classic style as well. Jim Broadbent, life-time Pooh fan and Oscar-winning actor, narrates the audio book which is published by Disney.
You can get the Winnie the Pooh and the Royal Birthday e-book and audio version for free here.