Our BLG book this week was Winnie: The True Story of the Bear that Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh written by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss
What a relationship between Winnie and Harry Colebourn! It is easily apparent why Winnie made her way into the stories of A.A. Milne for his son Christopher Robin. The real Winnie was some bear.
Student reviewers respond:
Hyo Min rates this book 5/5 and writes: This book gives me so much to write today! I wonder if Christopher Robin went to the London Zoo everyday to see Winnie. I wonder why the bear was for sale. I totally gave it a 5/5 because it was long and when it is long, we get more writing ideas. Is Christopher Robin’s Dad a famous author?
Joeli rates this book 3/5 and writes: I rate this book a three because it’s a biography and because it’s longer. It I was the soldier and if I really wanted to stay with Winnie, I would resign and give my resignation to the officer. I think the picture when the bear was sleeping was really cute. When the bear was crawling into his pants, I think it’s funny.
Soleen rates this book 4/5 and writes: Wow blog readers, I can’t believe that a bear was in an army! Oh, I should catch you up! So there was a bear at a train station and she was for sale. Harry went off the train to see the bear so he bought it for $20.00. He was a vet so he took the bear. They lived in Winnipeg so he named the bear Winnie. He had to travel a lot with the war so he took the bear to the London Zoo.
Kevin rates this book 5/5 and writes: I wonder who won the war. How much did that ship they went on cost? I wonder, is the bear comfortable with the kids riding on her? In the war, how many men and women and horses died? I wonder if they fighted on ships or on land more. My favourite part was when the kids were riding the bear. I noticed that there were more boys than girls.
Rebecca rates this book 5/5 and writes: I wonder if Harry had fun with Winnie. Winnie was a gentle little bear. I would like to visit Winnie.Winnie liked to play with kids and adults. She was a sweet little bear. I am glad that Winnie is happy at the London Zoo. I am surprised at all of the tricks she learned. Peter read us a true story about a bear.
Jerry rates this book 5/5 and writes: I wonder how Harry trained Winnie. I think Harry is really sad because he has the decision to put Winnie in the zoo. Maybe Winnie is really happy at the zoo. But I wonder if maybe she is sad because Harry left her? Maybe Winnie and the horse liked each other. Harry likes Winnie. I wonder how long did Harry take care of Winnie?
Brian rates this book 4/5 and writes: This is the story of a bear named Winnie. There was a man with a bear and when the train was coming, a little head poked out of a window and saw the bear. When he saw the bear, he thought he was going to buy it. He did and it cost $20 for that bear. When he bought the bear, he took care of her like she was a part of his family. They made both of them happy.