By: Lindsay Mattick
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear tells a fantastic origin tale about Winnie the Pooh. At bedtime Cole is told a magnificent true story about his ancestor, Harry Colebourn. Harry Colebourn was a veterinarian who was drafted into the war. During a train stop Harry Colebourn came across a bear cub and purchased it. He named the bear cub Winnipeg and she joined them on their journey. Beloved by all the men in the company, Winnipeg became the mascot and stayed in the army until they had to ship out to France. Winnipeg lived out her life, happily in the London Zoo, where she meet a boy named Christopher Robin and gave life to the story of Winnie the Pooh Bear. This book showcases the importance of love, family, kindness and the bond between family. What a wonderful story to read to your children!
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Reviewed by Melanie S. (Davis Library)
2016 Caldecott Medal Winner
Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction
Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
Booklist Lasting Connections, 2015
Ala Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers
2016 CCBC Choices-Historical People, Places, and Events