“Then his heart made up his mind.” – Lindsay Mattick, Finding Winnie
Finding Winnie by Lindsey Mattick is the amazing and true story of the most beloved of all bears- Winnie the Pooh. In 1914, a military veterinarian name Harry Colebourn rescued a baby bear and named him Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada.. That bear found his way to the London zoo where he became friends with a little boy named Christopher Robin. The best part? This is a true story that is told by Harry Colebourn’s great- grand-daughter.
The book has an album at the back filled with pictures. This is an adorable book that I know that I will be giving to Winnie the Pooh lovers of all ages (my sister-in-law comes to mind).
I read this book to my kids who all loved it. I couldn’t help but think if I were to make a Winnie the Pooh Nursery, what would I put in it. Needless to say, what can be better than a cozy bear den to sleep?
Birch Wallpaper – Great for an accent wall to pay tribute to the 100 acre wood. It’s removable too!
Winnie the Pooh Art Set – How adorable are these watercolor prints? Modern, fun and whimsical!
4-in-1 Convertible Crib – This rustic grey crib will grow with your child, becoming a full size bed when they get older.
Grey Honeycomb Bedding– Everyone knows Pooh loves his Honey!
Swaddle Blankets– Every mom knows how much newborns love to be swaddled. Aden and Anais blankets are the best of the best.
Tent – If your child is going to have a room in the woods, they need a tent to play in too!
Tree bookcase – How incredible is this bookcase? I’ve been eyeing for my younger son for quite some time. I might just pull the trigger!
Rocking Chair – Cozy and perfect for feedings and late night snuggles.
Honeycomb Shelves – How great are these shelves? They add the perfect bunch of color!
Winnie the Pooh Stuffed Animals – A must for any Winnie the Pooh room!
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick
on October 20th 2015
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Animals, Bears, Biography & Autobiography, Literary, Curiosities & Wonders
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.