Why do adults need a dose of Winnie the Pooh, a literary classic?
Reading Children’s books awakens adults to new ideas.
Welcome to Pooh Corner.
If you’re looking for a children’s books to reread, the best place to start settle in and reread Winnie-the-Pooh. You’ll enjoy checking out Kathryn Aalto’s article, What We Learn from ReReading Winnie-the-Pooh.
If you need more inspiration, check out 10 Reasons to Read Winnie-the-Pooh as a Grown Up.
See what you will find if you wander around the Hundred Acre Wood.
Do you remember the Hundred Acre Wood? It’s one of the most iconic settings in children’s literature. It’s a magical place where Christopher Robin and his famous chums—Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, and Roo—have their adventures in Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Along come with the illustrations of E. H. Shepard to take you on a wave of nostalgia. He transports you back to a wonder-filled land where a child or a child at heart and his friends climb trees, play games in streams, and wander from one tree house to another.
Where to go to find this magical world? It’s Ashford Forest, located 40 miles south of London. The 6,400 acres of open heathland and mature woodlands are replica’s of E. H. Shepard the trail with streams, rare flowers and endangered birds, butterflies.
Pass the entrance to Cotchford Farm and spy the ancient walnut tree with a great gash down in its trunk. A reminder of the magical tree for five-year-old Christopher Robin. Tree hollows and tree houses—where most of the animals in the Pooh stories live to provide retreats away from the watchful eyes of parents and similar to the appeal as tents, teepees, and forts.
Places to stay
Ashton Park Hotel and Country Club Hotel the height of luxury in the heart of East Sussex. Surrounded Ashford Forest.
Royal Wells Hotel, Turnbridge Wells, Kent offers spectacular views from its hilltop. There’s a short walk from the town center.