This delightful memory book helps new parents keep a complete record of the events--both thrilling and mundane--that take place in the life of their new little one. From baby shower to first birthday, from first full night's sleep to first smile, this classic fifty-six-page baby book includes pockets for special mementos, plenty of room for notes and photographs, charts to track growth and vaccinations, and pages to record family history. With generous excerpts from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner, illustrated in full color with Ernest H. Shepard's whimsical original drawings, this is the perfect keepsake for new parents to create together and share for years to come.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A.A. Milne grew up in a school - his parents ran Henley House in Kilburn, for young boys - but never intended to be a children's writer. Pooh he saw as a pleasant sideline to his main career as a playwright and regular scribe for the satirical literary magazine, Punch.
Writing was very much the dominant feature of A.A. (Alan Alexander)'s life. He joined the staff of Punch in 1906, and became Assistant Editor. In the course of two decades he fought in the First World War, wrote some 18 plays and three novels, and fathered a son, Christopher Robin Milne, in 1920 (although he described the baby as being more his wife's work than his own!).
Observations of little Christopher led Milne to produce a book of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924, and in 1926 the seminal Winnie-the-Pooh. More poems followed in Now We Are Six (1927) and Pooh returned in The House at Pooh Corner (1928). After that, in spite of enthusiastic demand, Milne declined to write any more children's stories as he felt that, with his son growing up, they would now only be copies based on a memory.