Winnie-The-Pooh Gloom & Doom For Pessimists by A. A. Milne

The Blurb On The Back:

’Good morning, Eeyore,’ shouted Piglet.

‘Good morning, Little Piglet,’ said Eeyore.

‘If it is a good a good morning,’ he said.

‘Which I doubt,’ said he.

‘Not that it matters,’ he said.

This gently-humorous collection of A. A. Milne’s most melancholy moanings will bring a smile to the face of even the grumpiest Eeyore. 

The Review (Cut For Spoilers):

This gift book is a collection of extracts from A A Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh books (complete with the original charming illustrations by E H Shepard) themed around gloom and pessimism.  Eeyore naturally dominates proceedings so this would be a good gift for Eeyore fans but to be honest, it’s such an obvious cash-in on the Milne titles that I couldn’t help but think you’d be better off just buying the originals.

Eeyore has always been my favourite character in Winnie-the-Pooh and he does heavily feature in this gift book, which I liked (especially his encounter with Tigger).  There’s also some fun to be had from guessing which book the extracts are from and E H Shepard’s timeless illustrations are utterly charming.  However I do find this a bit of a cynical exercise in cashing in on the Milne estate and, to be honest, given how much this is I think you’re better off buying the original books instead so you have the joy of the full stories.

WINNIE-THE-POOH GLOOM & DOOM FOR PESSIMISTS was released in the United Kingdom on 1st November 2018.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

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