Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Winnie the Pooh

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

I forget when I received these little cuties – I do believe they belonged to someone else in the family and I adopted them, as I have a tendency to do. This little collection is called Pooh’s Pot O’ Honey (from 1968 I believe) and consists of four tiny stories: Pooh Hears a Buzzing Noise, Pooh Goes Visiting, Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Eeyore Loses a Tail. They are illustrated by E. H. Shepard and are just under 4 inches tall.

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