Eeyore Loses a Tail (Winnie the Pooh Classics) by A A Milne and E H Shepard

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Eeyore Loses a Tail (Winnie the Pooh Classics) by A A Milne and E H Shepard

Category: Emerging Readers
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: Sue Magee
Reviewed by Sue Magee
Summary: A single story from Winnie-the-Pooh. Perfect for small hands!
Buy? Yes Borrow? Yes
Pages: 48 Date: April 2016
Publisher: Egmont
ISBN: 978-1405281355

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Eeyore, the Old Grey Donkey stood in the thistly corner of the forest and thought about things. He was quite a philosopher in his own way, but his most profound thought occured when Winnie-the-Pooh came along and enquired as to how he was.

Not very how, he said. I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time.

After a little gentle exploration, mainly done by Pooh walking around Eeyore, the reason was established. Eeyore had lost his tail. It took a little while for Eeyore to appreciate quite what had happened as every time he turned around the place where the tail wasn't there, wasn't there, if you see what I mean.

Finally, Pooh took charge and promised that he would find Eeyore's tail.

It's a lovely, gentle tale with humour which will appeal to both adult and child and with a lovely solution to the problem, which was obvious, but not entirely obvious, if you see what I mean, once again.

The story is original and unabridged as is at it appears in Winnie-the-Pooh. It has the beautiful illustrations (or 'decorations' as they're described) by E H Shepard and is the sort of book which is passed down the generations. Fortunately it's a substantial handback and will stand a lot of loving, but is still small enough to be handled comfortably by someone who is still wearing their learning-to-read L plates. The font is clear, the paper slightly matt and substantial enough that it doesn't allow what's on the reverse to bleed through and distract.

We've also seen other Winnie-the-Pooh stories in this same format: Eeyore Has A Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wrong Bees, Pooh Goes Visiting and Piglet Meets a Heffalump. They've all been produced to the same high standard and will delight any child who is given them. For a slightly older reader who can comfortably handle a larger book I'd be tempted to go for all the stories - it's also a beautifully produced volume and has the merit of keeping all the stories together. There's also the benefit of getting all the Winnie-the-Pooh stories for a rather lower price.

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