The 'hunny' loving bear and the Hundred Acre Wood, with all of its inhabitant's, are familiar to several generations. So, it is always nice to come across something 'Pooh' that keeps the traditional bear but adds a modern day twist.
Egmont Publishing has given everyone – whether already familiar with A. A. Milne’s bear or not –an extra opportunity to revisit Winnie the Pooh with a whole new adventure written by David Benedictus and illustrated by Mark Burgess. When the book Return to the Hundred Acre Wood was released, so too was a rather lovely website.
The moment that you arrive on the website you are greeted by friendly bees who provide plenty of entertainment as they buzz around. (Just the bees alone had several of our friends, including the grownups, enthralled!)
The website is designed to supplement the book, so there are lovely activities to print out and enjoy together. Also, a quiz is “Fun for Enormous Brains” and will test everyone’s knowledge of the stories. Try it and see how well you do. We scored 7 and were told “well done that’s a really good score!” which was a nice positive touch.
If it has been a while since you have really dug into an adventure at the Hundred Acre Wood, then there are plenty of informative pages on each of the characters, including the newest addition Lottie the Otter.
A. A. Milne’s charming characters have traits that we are all familiar with – the boundless energy of Tigger, the know-it-all air of Owl, tiny piglet’s anxiety and even Kanga’s protectiveness of Roo. Not only do the stories gently tackle friendships and feelings, but in doing so they provide wonderful opportunities to discuss the events and encounters with your child. How would they feel? Do they think Eeyore needs cheering up? What did they think about Tigger’s behaviour, and what might they have done?