My Favourite Day

"What day is it?"

"It's today", squeaked Piglet.

"My favourite day", said Pooh.

The innocent and refreshing philosophy of Pooh Bear.

by A.A. Milne
and accompanied by charming and heart-warming illustrations
by E.H. Shepard.

My favourite childhood book
and one I enjoy reading with even more pleasure

What's your favourite childhood book?
Do you still enjoy it as much today?

Author A.A. Milne was born in London in 1882.
He was inspired to write for children by the nursery games
played by his son Christopher Robin.
His classic stories and poems
have been enjoyed by children and adults
since they first appeared.


  1. Hi Sandra, I love your new header; just beautiful....Pooh's wisdom may be simple but very profound and today's jewel is one I need to keep in front of me...The star added just the right touch to your still life....

  2. Oh, this makes me smile! I didn't read Pooh's books as a child, but I did read them to my children and now read them to my grandchildren. I don't remember many books in our home when I was growing up, but I do remember and still have my copy of Cinderella, a Little Golden Book.

  3. Yes, we can all learn from Winnie the Pooh, he has a good philosophy of life. I enjoyed reading the Pooh books to my daughters, and later my grandkids. When I was a girl I loved Alice in Wonderland, and reread it many times. I think the story is 150 years old this year! What pretty tones and composition in your images.

  4. I do love Winnie the Pooh and this is a very sweet post. We can always be reminded about what's important by this classic book. My favourite childhood books were by Dr. Seuss.

  5. I know this book, and I love it.
    I think my favorite childhood book would have to be The Velveteen Rabbit.
    I still love it.

  6. Winnie Pooh is delightful! As is Paddington.

  7. Excellent philosophy! Every day is a good day xxx

  8. What a great message! I never read Winnie the Pooh as a kid. My sister and I were read a lot of Dr. Seuss and Little Critter books!
    Thanks for sharing Pooh's philosophy "today!"
    Kate :}

  9. Excellent philosophy ! Love your post Sandra. My favourite - well "Pippi Långstrump" by Astrid Lindgren, or perhaps "Emil i Lönneberga". Sorry I don´t know the english names.

  10. Pooh is right up there on my list and now that you mention it, I'm thinking I should read it again. I always loved Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline stories...many good memories of my mother reading those to me.

  11. Oh I love Pooh and the stories of Pooh. I enjoyed many stories as a child but The Horses of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry were probably favorites.

  12. I am a fan of Pooh, too! Your photos are nostalgic. My favorite childhood book was Johanna Spyri's Heidi - I read it many times and was delighted when a movie was made of it.

  13. I also am a fan of Pooh,
    My youngest daughter was nick named "Pooh Bear."
    Anything I came across pertaining to Pooh
    I bought for her:)

  14. Winnie the Pooh was one of my favourites, but my absolute favourite was Rose Red and Show White. Even now I love to have red roses and white roses in the garden to make me smile. Take care xx

  15. this makes me smile, the wisdom is so lovely and simply presented.
    it is lovely how you re-wrote the words to see in your beautiful setting, letting the message set in again.
    how wonderful that these books are still loved and available.
    at the moment childhood books are not coming back to me. but i did find a book later in life that i love: A Fairy Went a Marketing, such beautiful images and a lovely story.

  16. Before I answer your question, I have to say that your header photo is breathtaking! Also very cheering and soothing at the same time.

    I have lots of favourite childhood books ... the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Wind in the Willows (which I think I appreciate even more now that I'm older), Charlotte's Web, A Wrinkle in Time, Heidi, The Swiss Family Robinson, Little Women (and its sequels). I love the Frog and Toad books though I only met them as a grownup. I recently read Miss Hickory which is a very beautiful book and full of delightful wisdom.

    You don't mention illustrations, but all the best books have them ... in fact the best books seem to have the best illustrations (which is rather circular - perhaps the books wouldn't be as good without the drawings?), and the E.H. Shepard drawings are wonderful. I love his illustrations for Wind in the Willows.

    Have a wonderful week, Sandra! :)

  17. so funny, I did not even realize that pooh sticks were Winnie the Pooh, when that message was left for me. Thank you. This was a lovely post to visit again.