Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ten notably insane children’s book characters

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Chrissie Gruebel tagged ten actually insane children’s book characters, including:
Eeyore (Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne)

No, not “literally insane,” but still worth a mention. This poor lil’ guy is struggling with clinical depression and we get the impression he thinks this is just the way it always has to be. Plus, there’s no known means of getting help in the Hundred Acre Wood. He’s on this list not because we’re afraid of him, but because we’re afraid FOR him and don’t want him to fall through the cracks. Why so blue, Eeyore? We notice you, we swear! Seriously, WHO HURT YOU!?
Read about another entry on the list.

Winnie-the-Pooh is among Katherine Rundell's top ten descriptions of food in fiction, Clara Vulliamy's five best children's book protagonists, the Barnes & Noble Review's top five books featuring toys, and is a book Walter Mosley hopes parents would read to their children. AA Milne and EH Shepard made Chris Riddell's top ten list of author/illustrator double acts. When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne is on Glen Roven's list of seven poetry books to ignite your imagination. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner is a book to which Jonathan Kozol will always return.

--Marshal Zeringue