Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ten top worriers in children’s literature

Georgia Pritchett is a TV comedy writer (for Veep, among others) and the author of the Wilf series of books. One of her ten favorite worriers in children’s literature, as shared at the Guardian:
Piglet in AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books

I adore Piglet. He is Pooh’s best friend and is a small, timid, squeaky voiced creature who is scared of heffalumps and woozles amongst many other things.

“’Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?’

‘Supposing it didn’t,’ said Pooh after careful thought.

Piglet was comforted by this.”

We all need a friend like Pooh.
Read about another entry on the list.

Winnie-the-Pooh is among Robert Gore-Langton's 12 greatest children's books of all time, Chrissie Gruebel's top ten actually insane children’s book characters, 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