Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winnie the who?

When he was about 18 months I inherited from a friend a pair of Tigger pyjamas for my son. I'm not that big on Disney to be honest; but like most of us, I was raised on Winnie the Pooh. I have a lovely hardback edition from the 60s which I have cherished and kept in hope that one day I would read it to my own child.

So, we put our son into the Tigger PJs and lo, he loves them

Next, his Oncle Laurent bought him a little stuffed Tigger to play with and he loves that so much that when we saw a big one in a shop he insited we buy it to keep little Tigger company...

So, given that we're now up to 5 stories before bedtime I thought it was about time to read him the original Winnie The Pooh stories. I got out the book, I told him it was the 'Tigger Book' and we settled down to read it.

Well. Turns out that Tigger doesn't appear until halfway through the book and so after some flapping about of pages the spud sadly lost interest in everything except the amazing illustrations.

I even tried to sing him 'Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey... buzz buzz buzz..." but he shouted at me that bears DON'T LIKE HONEY, they DON'T LIKE IT MUMMY!" and that was that, really.

Also, the original Tigger, it turns out, doesn't look much like the Disney version and so I really had some convincing to do while pointing at the original images and saying "Look, it's Tigger!".

I'll keep trying. With all his various teddy bears and other stuffed animals we have practically the entire Pooh menagerie already so I'm sure it won't be long before we're lost in the 100 acre wood.

Until then however, I am looking for another pair of Tigger pyjamas, ones perhaps in a slightly larger size...



aloftin said...

Too cute - do they make those in adult sizes???

SAHM-I-AM said...

Cute pajamas. Tigger rocks! Too bad the Spud isn't keen on the original Pooh book. We have "The House at Pooh Corner" in paperback form but it's divided up into little booklets (1 chapter per booklet). We let my 3-year-old pick 1 book to read at bedtime and he almost always chooses one of the Pooh/Piglet/Tigger booklets. Although, to be honest, we think it's because the stories are longer than other books and not because he particularly likes them that he picks them.

Mum said...

I cannot remember not reading Pooh to you and really do not likfethe Disney version. Sahm-I-Am has the right idea, start with the poems.We have the music to a lot of them and can probably scan and send if you don't remember the tune to Cottleston Pie etc. Or pick out the rhymes - when Wol's tree falls - It doesn;t seem fair to a friendly bear etc. - no music to that but you loved it.