Winnie the Pooh still a favored bed time story in modern timesJanuary 5, 2009
More and more classic children's books are being shunned by parents as they look for modern 'politically correct' stories to read to their children. Snow White has had to do away with her dwarfs and the gnomes have taken their place that because the Wicked Witch is now deemed too frightening.
But all of the old classics have not been done away with and there remain some that still charm adults and children alike even today. In a poll conducted by The Baby Website Eric Carle's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is #1 on the list of the most popular book to read at bedtime.
This followed by Mr. Men by Roger Hargreaves published in 1971 in second place, at #3 is The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson published in 1999 and at 4th is Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne released in 1926.
82 years after being written by A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh is the second oldest children's book that features in the list and Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Robert Southey which is the oldest book comes in at a distant 10th position. Undoubtedly, each one of the books is the most prized possession of each child.