A.A. Milne - Bears and Bedtime Stories

I have a very special place in my heart for Winnie the Pooh, thanks to the warm and wonderful writing of A.A. Milne. I have never outgrown my love of Winnie the Pooh, and I know I'm not alone on this. Adults all over the world who fell asleep listening to bedtime stories about Pooh and friends as children still adore the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood as adults. We also still love the poetry of A.A. Milne that we grew up with. 

Today is A.A. Milne's 130th birthday. He died 56 years ago, but his children's stories, novels, poems, and plays live on and continue to be well loved. In fact, when I told my husband that it's A.A. Milne's birthday, he fondly remembered that his dad used to read "Now We Are Six" to him at bedtime when he was young, and he even began to recite one of the poems from memory. We were both lucky to fall asleep with the words and imagination of A.A. Milne in our minds. 

If it has been a while since you have read A.A. Milne, you'll enjoy hearing a bedtime story (actually, bedtime poem) read to you by , who posted this reading on YouTube. This one is called "Furry Bear" from "Now We Are Six". Just click on her YouTube I.D. and you'll find more A.A. Milne readings that you can listen to as bedtime stories to take you back in time to your younger years. Thank you to  for posting those lovely readings on YouTube! The info provided with the video states that this poem is read by Gillian E. Shaw. 


Gillian E.Shaw

I'm delighted you enjoy my readings of A.A.Milne.