Winnie the Pooh Quotes and Signs
Fun facts about the ‘bear of little brain’ created by Alan Alexander Milne:
- A Winnie the Pooh story made its first appearance on Christmas Eve, 1925 in a story by A.A. Milne published in the London Evening News.
- The characters in Winnie the Pooh are based on toys owned by Milne’s son, Christopher Robin. Those original toys are now kept in the New York Public Library.
- Eeyore was a Christmas present to Christopher Milne. Its neck had lost stiffness over the years making it look like it was sad, which served as inspiration for AA Milne’s character.
- Winnie the Pooh is also called Pooh, or Pooh Bear, but never, ever, just Winnie.
- The first Winnie the Pooh book, Winnie the Pooh, was published in October 1926. Now We Are Six followed in 1927 and House at Pooh Corner was published in 1928.
- “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” was the first Pooh movie, made in 1966 by Walt Disney.
- Pooh was purchased at Harrods department store in London and given by A.A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin on his first birthday, August 21, 1921. He was called Edward (proper form of Teddy) Bear at the time.
- “Promise me you’ll always remember…You’re BRAVER than you believe, and STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.”
- “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
- “Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two…”