As any avid reader or classic cartoon lover knows, we don’t really need a particular day to celebrate the magnificence of Winnie the Pooh, but we have we do, and wouldn’t you know, it happens to be today, January 18th! In January we often seek comfort in familiar books and films, so it seems fitting that this month is the ideal time to celebrate Pooh bear by passing on the stories to a younger generation. So here are a few suggestions from us at My Favourite Voucher Codes for classic book titles, more recent Winnie the Pooh films, and an extra special book that celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Bear with Very Little Brain…
The Original Winnie the Pooh
Even though it might have been your first encounter with Pooh, you can forget your Disney incarnations for the time being and go back to the original AA Milne stories for true Winnie the Pooh authenticity. Luckily you have many different options available depending on whether you want to keep them in pristine condition on the bookshelf as part of a larger Winnie the Pooh collection, or give them to your children to devour. The Book People have all bases covered via their sale prices as well as this The Book People Voucher Code that saves you 10% on your order, and here you can order the Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne in paperback for just £3.99, a hardcover version for £11.99, or the Winnie the Pooh in Colour Collection of 4 Books for £9.99.
Brand New Stories
Last year marked the 90th birthday of Winnie the Pooh, and to celebrate, publishers Egmont released a collection of brand new stories by a number of different authors including a tale featuring the new character of Penguin, based on one of the original Christopher Robin’s toys. Winnie the Pooh: The Best Bear in All the World is a must-buy for any Pooh fanatic as well as lovers of great children’s stories in general, and you can use Hive Books voucher codes to save some money on the hardcover edition (was £14.99, now £10.55).
Classic and Contemporary Screen Adaptations
Disney have recreated him many times on screen, with the perhaps the best-known version being The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, featuring the classic ‘Winne the Pooh and the Blustery Day’. If you want to introduce your kids to these three favourite stories in the form of one favourite film then it’s available via HMV promo codes for just £4.99. An absolute bargain if ever there was one. But if you want to build up a collection that includes some slightly more contemporary titles, you can use the HMV 2 for £10 deal to save on Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo and Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (both £5.99 each) too.
We could all do with a bit of Winnie the Pooh in our lives every now and again, so what better time than actual Winnie the Pooh Day to make this beloved character a permanent feature on your family bookshelf? Well, there is no better time, so the sooner you get ordering, the sooner you can enjoy an afternoon with the family in the Hundred Acre Wood.
By Anna Scott, 18th January 2017