Winnie the Pooh & friends have fun with iOS apps

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Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926, and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children’s verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). E. H. Shepard illustrated all four volumes. The hyphens in the character’s name were later dropped when The Walt Disney Company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of Disney features that became one of its most successful franchises.

Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin who was the basis for the character. Christopher Robin Milne named his bear after a Canadian black bear, which he often saw at London Zoo, and “Pooh”, a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War. Christopher Robin’s toy bear is now on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York. The Winnie-the-Pooh stories are set in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England. We have found a few Winnie-the-Pooh apps for fans to view.

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Winnie-the-Pooh (by A.A. Milne) by Blackstone Audio is £6.99/$9.99 at the App Store. This book application is an interactive experience containing Come with us to an enchanted place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. With reading, background extras, games, and more this app has ten stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, performed by Peter Dennis. There is about four hours of narration built especially for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Have fun with word search puzzles and trivia games, based on the story, characters, genre, and author biography.

Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book by Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications is an original puzzle book application from Disney available for £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store. Compatible for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch there is also an iPad version. Read along as Winnie the Pooh searches high and low for a sweet treat. Then help Pooh Bear find his missing honey pots, and complete fun and challenging puzzles along the way. This app contains great illustrations, professional narration, silly sound effects, and Winnie the Pooh background music. Record your voice or your child’s reading the story and use three reading modes. Play four interactive jigsaw puzzles, Pooh’s Cupboard matching game and tap to play throughout the story.

The House at Pooh Corner (by A.A. Milne) by Blackstone Audio is a great book application available through the iTunes App Store for £6.99/$9.99. This app contains a multitude of features and content with reading, games and other extras. Enter that enchanted place on the top of the Forest where Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh will always be playing. Professionally recorded at the Blackstone Audio studios by professional narrator Peter Dennis this app has about three hours of narration. With word search puzzles and trivia games, based on the story, characters, genre, and author biography users will be able to bookmark where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the app again.

Winnie the Pooh is a wonderful timeless classic that enthralls children and adults. These are a few apps that Winnie the Pooh fans will find interesting. What is your favorite character? Get to know all the characters including Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, Little Roo and Winnie the Pooh himself.