Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin

A must have series for children: Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin

This post is written in the voice of a (cranky) great-grandma of a neighbor. She will tell us today about Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. I was patient with her and as a result I received great information about some great books. I suggest you remain calm as well. She is “all talk” and in real life, harmless and sweet.

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Great grandma asks, Do you know who Winnie the Pooh is.
Drawn using internet resources and CrazyTalk Animator 3 Standard (Mac).

Who does not know Winnie-the-Pooh? Of course it is a silly question. It is as silly as it can be. Everyone knows that he is the best friend of Christopher Robin. You know who Christopher Robin is, right? Ok … since you asked politely, I am going to answer all your questions.

Who is Christopher Robin?

Give me a break … Definitely you are an American (from USA). You only know Rapunzel and Cinderella for your baby girls and Spiderman and Superman for your baby boys. There is another world out there beyond princesses and superheroes, one of which is Christopher Robin’s world.

All the animals in the Jungle know who Christopher Robin is. He is the one who helps all the animals in distress. Christopher is the one who hammers a nail to attach a tail to a donkey. He is the one who helps a bear collect honey. He is the one who roams around the jungle with a gun and shoots bees. I guess, you have recognized Christopher Robin by this time.

Who is Winnie-the-Pooh?

You never stop amazing me. Someday you might even ask, “who is Paddington Bear?” (I kept quiet because I really did not know who Paddington Bear was.) Anyway, Winnie-the-Pooh is the best friend of Christopher Robin. All the animals of the jungle know that Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh are fond of each other. Many of the animals are jealous about the best friendship-ness of these two. It seems only Christopher Robin knows why Pooh Bear is called “Winnie-the-Pooh”.

Is any other character involved in this story?

My, oh, my. This is not “Life on a Pie” (She was referring to the Life of Pi book or the movie). There are so many characters in the Pooh Bear story — the Piglet who is a clever writer, the Owl who always speaks wise, the Donkey who loses a tail but cannot say where he left it, the Rabbit who thinks that a jungle is a strange place, and many other nameless and named characters.


I used up my last ounce of courage to ask the three question above. By this time, I had enough information to Google. Therefore, I am providing answers to two more questions based on my search.

Is this a storybook?

If I asked this question to the great-great-grandma of our neighbor, she would have told me, “I am delighted that you have asked this question (after so long). I started to wonder if parents nowadays read storybooks to their children at all.”

Anyway, I am not her. I am providing some details without throwing some skin-burning comments. British writer A. A. Milne (1882 — 1956) was the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Ernest H. Shepard (1879 — 1976) decorated the books. The toys of Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A. A. Milne, were the inspiration for the Pooh book series. There are many tales of Winnie-The-Pooh and Christopher Robin. I am providing a few links below (click on the images to visit the links).

Anything else?

Dear Son loves to read the books and hear the audio books. Great-great-great Grandma of neighbor would have said, “Lazy parents of these days, who do not want to read storybooks to their kids that much and at the same time who do not what to give their kids gadgets, may use the audio CDs, especially when in a car.” Anyway, I am not going to say this because I am not her. I am rather providing some excellent links to the audio CDs (click on the images to visit the links).

Have a wonderful week.

Settle in El Paso team



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59 thoughts on “Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin

  1. I will always adore Winnie d Pooh. It has significance in my whole being that makes me always feel child at heart. Winnie d Pooh will always be my favorite cartoon character and I think my daughter as well. Red and yellow are the apple of my eyes that makes me love that huge honey lover cute bear more.

  2. I am absolutely obsessed with Winnie the Pooh! I have all the books, Pooh Bear and Eeyore pajamas, and tons of dolls. When I still lived in Florida, I would insist on eating at The Crystal Palace every time we went to Disney World so we could get photo ops with all of the Winnie the Pooh characters. When I went to New York City in July I even went to the New York Public Library main building because they have the real Christopher Robin’s original dolls that all the Winnie the Pooh characters are based on in a display in their children’s section!

  3. Winnie the Pooh is a home-grown movie that both my sister and I have enjoyed. My sister even have a collection of Winnie the Pooh stuff toys, books and other stuffs. This article have brought me back to that era, thanks!

  4. Winnie the Pooh is a fictional character only. I believe this Pooh is a male bear, Disney makes him more popular by creating more shows that kids really admire. I’m not so sure how big is he but you can still notice even in his mascot costume he dances and sings lively.

  5. Now I know Christopher Robin is. It’s additional information that Winnie the Pooh is from Winnipeg, Canada. I told all of this to my daughter and she’s curios wether Winnie the Pooh is afrom boy or girl. Pls. help me find out. Thank you.

  6. Christopher Robin is the person who initially started writings about the Pooh The Bear that is known Winnie the Pooh. It is a classic story wherein translated to many versions as years goes by. Most of the stories evolved in the forest. Winnie the Pooh is very thoughtful and friendly though this bear is not intelligent, but so clever in thinking ideas.

    1. You’re close, but slightly mistaken. A. A. Milne was the author of the Winnie the Pooh books. Christopher Robin was his son. It was watching Christopher Robin play with his stuffed toys that inspired Milne to write Winnie the Pooh.

  7. I started to admire Winnie the Pooh at the age of 15. Collecting of any Winnie the Pooh item makes me enjoy my teen life. I’m not really popular with Christopher Robin. Now, my collections has been pass to my daughter who adore Winnie the Pooh as well

    1. That adorable how the collection was passed to the next generation. Thank you for visiting and sharing your Winnie the Pooh experience. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  8. Winnie the Pooh was one of my favorite books back when I was still a kid. Many of my stuff from clothing, socks and bags are Winnie the Pooh items, and I had a collection of toys too. There were cartoon versions of course, but part of my awesome childhood is when my parents read these books to me before I go to sleep. I guess I could agree to the writer here that a few parents nowadays prefer to just give audio book versions for their children to save themselves from reading to them. It’s just really sad because I feel that this is such a crucial part in ones childhood where he feels loved and cherished by his parents because of the attention given to him through this.

  9. Now I know who Christopher Robin is. Now I know who Winnie the Pooh really is as well (I heard it a lot of times but haven’t seen or watched any cartoons about that bear). Thanks for this post. I might give this a reason to learn more about them. Nice post. 🙂

  10. I did not grow up reading or listening to the takes of Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin. I live in the different place, in a different culture and grew up reading and listening to the tales of Panchatantra (Hindu fable book dating back to 4th century). Later, my father introduced me to Grim Brother Tales and Hans Christian Anderson Tales. I did not know about Winnie-the-Pooh until I was an adult and I have not read the tales yet.

  11. Winnie-the-Pooh is quite popular on the cartoon network that we used to watch them while we were kids and we always laugh at the things that he does with the friends around the animal kingdom. Honestly, I never identified Christopher Robin amongst the friends or should I say that because he was too busy with the animal was the reason I never got to notice him as well. I might be getting those story books for my future kids to always read and relax while back from school!

    1. I used to watch the TV series on the Disney Channel when I was a kid too! Have you ever seen some of the foreign variants? There’s a Russian Winnie the Pooh series that’s easy to find on YouTube with subtitles. It’s really interesting to see a non-Disney take on an animated Winnie the Pooh!

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