Monday, 9 August 2010

Benjamin HOFF – “The Tao of Pooh”

Benjamin HOFF – “The Tao of Pooh”
illustrated by E. H. Shepard; Methuen 1982.

This is an extract from a review I wrote many years ago:-

A remarkable book – so clever in capturing two concepts – the innocent ramblings of Pooh Bear and the depth of the Tao te ching. It is wise in its conclusions.

You can own a book – as I do this one. but occasionally there comes along a book which owns you. It cries out to be treated in some special way. One wants to publicise its brilliance and help it to stand out amongst its fellows with signs saying “Read Me” and “I’m Special”. The Tao of Pooh is just such a book.

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