though fruit flies like a banana

4 November 2008

Now I shall envy a German woman.

Pooh bear sketch sold for £31,000 from the BBC
The pencil drawing of the bear dipping a paw in a honey pot was bought by a German collector for his wife.

And here's a happy thought:

[Bonhams' book specialist Luke Batterham] added that the original books have outlived and defeated the Disney versions of the story.

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2 Responses to though fruit flies like a banana

  • That is indeed a lovely thought.

    I have cross-stitch patterns of several of Shepard's Winnie-the-Pooh illustrations. It'll be awhile before I stitch them up, but they were worth the cost of buying from a European craft store to me. Laurel and I both prefer the Shepard versions to the Disney versions.

    • Daniel says:

      The first time that I ever asked my mother to take me somewhere to get a book, it was for Winnie the Pooh. (I still have that copy.) My mother read it, and then asked her mother How could you not have exposed me to this book when I was a child?

      I love the Milne/Shepard Pooh (I am glad, having seen pictures of Christopher Milne's Pooh, that Shepard used his own Growler as the model.)

      If the Disney version hadn't been presented as Winnie the Pooh, but just a cartoon bear voiced by Sterling Holloway, then I'd be indifferent to it; as it is, I loathe it.

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