And the little bears growl to each other, “He’s mine,
As soon as he’s silly and steps on a line.”
From the poem “Lines and Squares,” by A.A. Milne
Today we are reading… “Lines and Squares,” and other poems from “When We Were Very Young,” written by by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard. This small treasure of a book was first published in 1924 and includes the first appearance of Winnie-the-Pooh in the poem “Teddy Bear.” I still enjoy the copy I was given for my third birthday.
Do you remember James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree; the three little foxes who didn’t wear stockings, and they didn’t wear sockses; Mary Jane crying with all her might and main; and Halfway Down (I’m not at the bottom, I’m not at the top; So this is the stair where I always stop)? I love them all but “The King’s Breakfast” was my childhood favourite (Don’t forget the butter for the Royal slice of bread). Which one is your favourite?