Poems from When We Were Very Young
by A. A. Milne, Rosemary Wells (Compiled by/Illustrator)
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Pub Date 26 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2021
W. W. Norton & Company, Norton Young Readers
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A contemporary master of the nursery tale brings her unique imagination to a beloved classic.
First published in 1924—two years before Winnie-the-Pooh—A. A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children’s literature. A whimsical celebration of childhood, Milne wrote the collection for his three-year-old son, and the poems have been read and sung to children for decades since. Now, Rosemary Wells brings her signature cast of animal and child characters to a dozen of Milne’s best-loved poems, including “Disobedience,” “The King’s Breakfast,” and “Buckingham Palace” (which stars the one and only Christopher Robin). This musical and memorable edition is by turns traditional and modern, with both delightful charm and wry sensibility.
About the Illustrator: Rosemary Wells is a children's book author and illustrator known for her Max & Ruby series and Mother Goose illustrations. She lives in Connecticut and spends time with her two daughters and five granddaughters.
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This is an absolutely delightful collection of poetry. The illustrations were lovely. My daughters and I loved this sweet book. It's one we'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author and illustrator, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
It is a perfect combination! Poems are by AA Milne and the illustrations are by Rosemary Wells of (justifiable) Max and Ruby fame. The verses are lighthearted and very much enhanced by the artwork and commentary of Miss Wells. At the back of the book is a list of vocabulary words that Ms. Wells calls old-fashioned words. This looks like a terrific book for young children. They will enjoy the rhythm of the poems and the lively illustrations. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Charmimg rhymes from the author of Winnie the Pooh with beautiful new illustrations. Would definitely recommend!
A sweet collection of A.A. Milne's poetry (of Winnie the Pooh fame) complemented by Rosemary Wells illustrations. As always, Wells' illustrations delight and capture the whimsical nature of the poems. Her animals and beloved, and the setting of London a fun addition for parents reading to their small children. Ages 18 months to 6 years old.