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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


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Quiet yet evocative, this is a lovely melding of artwork, design, and text… Little ones, to whom each experience is new, will know what it’s like to dream and wait. -Booklist


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.


Wordless.  Breathtaking art.  Perfection.


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.


This book is magical.  Read it aloud to your children and you might end up teary-eyed like I usually do.



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