Unseen Winnie the Pooh Sketches Released

By September 5, 2017Children's Literature, Video

It’s an exciting time for the little bear who loves hunny! A brand new film ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ is due for release and now BBC Radio 4 has released some unseen sketches of Winnie the Pooh showing how the first book came to fruition.

As the video explains, in the first sketches Pooh was considered to be a grumpy looking figure, which meant the whole thing just didn’t work. In the end, Milne took inspiration from the real Christopher Robin’s teddy bear, creating the first sketches of the bear we can all recognise on sight.

Possibly the most interesting thing about the video is the fact that Winnie the Pooh was the first children’s book to lay text alongside the illustrations for that page, and it’s this that Milne said contributed to the book’s success. Almost all children’s books are written this way today, but Winnie the Pooh was the groundbreaking book that changed all of this.

The illustrations are fascinating and give a real insight into the creation of ‘Pooh Bear’. Watch the video below and see for yourself.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock coming to a television near you!

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A new televisual adaptation of a well-loved book is coming soon!

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian historical fiction novel by Joan Lindsay set on 1900. The novel’s plot focuses on a group of students at an Australian girls’ boarding school who vanished without a trace at Hanging Rock, Victoria, while on a Valentine’s Day outing. The critically acclaimed novel was first published in 1967 and reprinted by Penguin in 1975.

A limited series of the novel is due to arrive on May 25th 2018, on Amazon Prime! It will star Natalie Dormer, Samara Weaving, Madeleine Madden, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Anna McGahan, Sibylla Budd, Ruby Rees and Inez Curro.

Check out the trailer below.

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