Your prompt for today: Write a short story featuring talking animals.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Banned Book Month - Winnie the Pooh
The Winnie the Pooh stories are amongst my favorites in children's literature. I grew up snuggled against my mom while she read the stories with voices so often that I know many of them by heart to this day. I have raised my children on the same, and they love the stories the same as I. In fact, my youngest has referred to himself as "da Pooh Beah" for a year or more. One would think that there could be little more innocuous than a silly old bear and his Very Small friend who lives in the house of Trespassers W. However, these stories have come under fire from two religious sects and have been banned in many places because of this. In England, the stories have been banned because of complaints from the Muslim populations regarding Piglet. Meanwhile, in the United States, some Christians have deemed the books inappropriate because the speaking and thinking animals are considered an affront to God.