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WINNIE THE POOH & HIS FRIENDS (SET OF 4 BOARD BOOKS: Roo's Big Adventure, Blackberry Surprise, A Reel Fishy Story, Nightime Mystery )

Author: Mouseworks Staff

Illustrator: Mouse Works

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Publisher: Mouse Works,

Material: board book

Summary: Each of these stories offer a short, happy-ending adventure for a beloved Pooh character. Tigger and Roo play Hide-and-seek; Piglet and Pooh pick blackberries and go fishing; and Pooh helps Piglet get over his night-time fears. The stories are engaging, and, in pure Pooh tradition, show how friendships work. Nighttime Mystery is especially helpful for the little one who is afraid of noises in the dark.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 5

Age of Child: started reading at 13 months; still popular at 2 years+I69

Young Reader Reaction: S/He can't get enough of these…even after mastering the stories. She LOVES to finish the characters' lines and recite the events.

Adult Reader Reaction: Cute stories that can bear the weight of the sometimes twice-daily readings that are requested.

Pros: Each of the books is a complete, short story. They're light-hearted and fun…with antics parents and toddlers can love.

Cons: You're going to read them over-and-over-and-over again.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. They're sturdy books, with cute stories. The carrying case keeps the books together & has snaps that entertain toddlers forever wanting to open/close things!


Educational Themes: Even the youngest reader can grasp the ideas that friendship, love, sharing (even when you don't want to), and helping are important things.

Literary Categories: fiction - animal characters, picture book, adventure, friendship

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003

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