In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey–from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England…
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. -Amazon
I’m merrier than a terrrier.
Swish! I’m a fish.
This 1951 classic easy reader bursts with joy, imagination and enough adorable art to charm a snake with.
Illustrated by Mary Blair of Disney animation fame and creator of character designs for Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride.
An Old Bear dreams of his younger days and enjoys a fantastical romp through each of the four seasons. When he awakes from hibernation and walks out into a gorgeous spring day, it takes him a moment to realize that he’s not dreaming anymore.
An endearing story, made extraordinary by Henkes’ stunning art. His watercolor and ink illustrations capture the beauty of each season in a breathtaking, magical way. The whimsical text and dreamy quality of the scenes elevate its charm even further.