A.A. Milne wrote his stories and poems for his son, Christopher Robin. Winnie-the-Pooh was a teddy bear given to Christopher Robin on his first birthday, and the other animals were also once nursery toys. Ernst Shepard went to see them all before he drew his unforgettable pictures.
This collection of verse has been enjoyed by millions of children all over the world. It provides one of the most attractive and engaging ways of introducing verse to young readers who respond to the rhythm and the gentle style.
The illustrations throughout by Ernst H. Shepard are almost inseparable from the poems and reflect their humour and classic quality.