Friday, February 1, 2008
Okay, Winchester, I can see you have dressed up like your favorite children's book character. Let me see . . . red vest, jar of honey, funny little pig and grumpy-looking donkey friends. You are Winnie-the-Pooh!
The bear has a great life. He has lots of friends. Best of all he lives to eat. In all the Pooh stories, he gets to eat a lot.
But a stuffed bear? I thought you'd pick somebody brave and adventurous. Like Lassie in Lassie Come Home.
Why would I want to be a dog? Now, for elevenses I'll have salmon pate on cream crackers. And for second breakfast I want--
Hobbits have second breakfasts. You're mixing up your children's books.
Okay, I'm a stuffed bear who stops by Middle Earth for an extra meal. Did you know that The Writer made a special trip to the Donnell Public Library just to see the original Winnie-the-Pooh and the other stuffed toys? Those old stuffed animals look almost worn as you do.
Don't forget to do your Stoutness Exercises.
This post is dedicated to the Central Children's Room at the Donnell Library Center, New York Public Library