Review From User :
When many readers declare they love books: we mean something more than the text. Loving books means, for us, the physical objects. Therefore I am at charity sales and second-hand shops a lot and love buying children's literature that looks special. Sometimes my niece and nephew are in mind but I enjoy and appreciate it; particularly Canadian work. Regardless of stories being created by an Englishman and continued by American Disney adaptor, Nancy Parent; the black bear who gave Alan Alexander Milne the idea is from White River, Ontario.
It was an important railway stop and WWI veterinarian, Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, for some reason brought Winnie to England en route to war. He is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Thus this beloved youngster, orphaned by a hunter, is named after my city. Our Assiniboine Zoo has a statue of Winnie and Harry. As you see, when a storybook is tiny, my review enlarges upon its sometimes much more complex provenance. The depth and quality of Winnie-The-Pooh productions vary, due to becoming a franchise, in place of personal stories for an author's child. Some are "phoned-in"; taking the famous animal faces on an abstract romp. Others are nice stories that have heart and morals.
"Friendship Day", 2000, is a beautiful, memorable book of positive emotions that is worth having. Philippe Harchy as usual, is the wonderful artist of these moving pages. I was never a child or adult who tolerated even fictional critters feeling glum; thinking it unfair if the same character was affected over again. This is a highly-favoured story by me because it is loving. Eeyore is so happy, he is smiling and contributes the most meaningful gifts to their chums' celebration of friendship day. About once a year, a black bear graces our Manitoba property. Oh, they are surreally gorgeous!