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Bear with us; As Winnie The Pooh Day celebrates AA Milne's classic creation, we provide you with everything you need to know about this iconic teddy.

ONE of the cuddliest holidays around has to be Winnie the Pooh Day, celebrated on the birthday of his creator A A Milne - January 18. It's a special anniversary fans just can't 'bear' to miss!

Every year, the occasion is E marked with events such as teddy bears' picnics, featuring plenty of honey on the menu.

Winnie the Pooh first appeared in print in 1926, together with friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore.

All of them were based on toys owned by the author's son, who also featured in the famous stories as Christopher Robin.

One extra-special way to mark the day is to visit Pooh Corner in Hartfield, East Sussex, where the books were written. You can pick up a map to follow in the characters' footsteps, and even play a game of Poohsticks on the original bridge.

Or, you can see just how much you know about our favourite big yellow bear by answering our quick quiz 1. What do the initials A A in A A Milne stand for? 2. What is kind kangaroo Kanga's offspring called? 3. In which wood does Winnie the Pooh live? 4. What does Tigger love to do? 5. Who is Pooh's best friend of all? 6. What name sits above the door of Pooh's home? 7. The real-life Christopher Robin Milne received a stuffed bear from Harrods for his first birthday, what did he call him? 8. There is a lesser know character called Lottie who lives in Hundred Acre Wood, what type of creature is she? 9. A A Milne served as an officer in the British Army during which World War? 10. Tigger and Piglet were first animated in 1968 in which Disney film? Day.


Blustery Blustery the the and and Pooh Pooh the the Winnie Winnie 10.


I; I; War War World World 9.


otter; otter; An An 8.


Bear; Bear; Edward Edward 7.


Sanders; Sanders; 6.


Piglet; Piglet; 5.


Bounce; Bounce; 4.


Wood; Wood; Acre Acre Hundred Hundred 3.


Roo; Roo; 2.


Alexander; Alexander; Alan Alan 1.




Pooh and |Piglet were inspired by Milne's son's toy collection

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jan 2, 2015
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