i read this book back in august so it has been a while for me to remember any details. what i do remember is that the actual book i received already had some history and that combined with the message of the book is special.
first off, if you don’t like winnie the pooh and the characters surrounding his stories it will be difficult for you to appreciate the book. it works without deep “pooh knowledge” but i doubt the book would have appeal to someone who has a hard time with pooh. also, if you don’t like reading about chinese philosophy, tao (the way) and other things this is not your book.
i received the book from “my baby”. my baby was 19 back then and on her first long-term stint abroad. she studied for 3 months in france and then came to visit me. in her last week she found this book in the library on a shelf where people can leave books for others to take home. no check out needed, no questions asked. she read the book super quickly and decided i should be the next owner.
so i happily read along and while months later i can’t really remember a quote i remember that it was a cute book to read with lots of little moments that make you pause and think.
if you happen to see the book in a library: check it out. if you see it in a book store: buy it. and if you have a friend who is into winnie the pooh this would be a great birthday gift.