Fabulous Furry Friday Presents…

Hmmm… I had an idea the other day, but I seem to have misplaced it. That will teach me to write things down more often, especially when I have an idea! Fabulous Furry Friday comes but once a week, but you can read panda satire anytime. Well, if you have my books, you can, or even if you just pop into the archives and root around in there!

Did you know that Children’s Book Week is coming up on May 1st? Well, even if you didn’t know, it is! Huzzah! And even if you don’t have any children sitting around cluttering up the living room, you are never too old to enjoy books written for children. When I am feeling a little unsettled or fluffy around the edges, there is nothing more soothing than sitting down with my copy of Winnie the Pooh or any of the picture books I have been collecting for the last 8 years.

What are your favorite books for children (and the child still in you?)

31 days

Mini Bob, hanging out with Pooh Bear and thinking about a snack

The irony of Mehitabel criticizing Pooh Bear for his wardrobe, does not escape me.

I’m not sure Mehitabel has anything to talk about.

What will Christopher Robin say about this?

Bob’s first foray into the realms of literature …

is it….

…time for….

…a little something?


Panda On!
Bob T Panda

8 thoughts on “Fabulous Furry Friday Presents…

  1. Sweetg12651

    I mean no disrespect to a time-honored classic like Winnie the Pooh, but I’d like to know why Christopher Robin did NOT have a Panda! Someone needs to write some classics about Pandas! Oh, wait, you Are! Thanks for the smiles Bob.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I’m sure if Christopher Robin had known about pandas, he would have had one. Since pandas weren’t a household concept in the 20’s, when the Pooh stories were written, Christopher Robin was unjustly deprived of the joys of pandas.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Oh! I love those too! They are considered (practically) wordless Picture books. The author/illustrator lives in the Seattle area, and formed her own publishing company to publish them. I’m afraid there will not be a series called, “Good Panda, Pinky.”

      And may I say what fun it was to meet you in person in Pandalanta? I’m so glad you could be there!

  2. Claire Bobrow

    Pooh! Is that an original illustration?! Love Pooh sitting on a rock staring at a dragonfly.

    So, Children’s Book Week. There are so many wonderful old and new books that it’s hard to keep count. Some of my favorite old books are: Blueberries For Sal, Bedtime For Frances, The Story of Ferdinand, and for MG – The Phantom Tollbooth, The Little House books, The Chronicles of Narnia, and of course The Hobbit. Some current favorite picture books: A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (Marla Frazee), President Squid (Reynolds/Varon), This Is Sadie (O’Leary/Morstad), Grandad’s Island (Davies), and Hector and Hummingbird (Frith). Current MG fav: The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Barnhill)

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes, that is an original Pooh sketch for House at Pooh Corner. Last fall I went to London, and while I was there, I made an appointment at the Victoria and Albert Museum Prints and Drawings study room. Apparently they’ll let just about any one in. You do have to make an appointment, and they do have a lot of security procedures once you’re there. It was an amazing experience, and I’d highly recommend it if you are ever in London.
      Some of my faces are on your list, and I would add anything by Chris Van Allsberg, both for the writing and the illustrating, and David Wiesner, best known for wordless picture books.

  3. Aimee on the Left (@Aimee_Abq)

    Thank you for this. I didn’t read “Winnie the Pooh” until I was much older. For me it was all about rabbits and puppies… ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ was my favorite as well as ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ and ‘The Poky Little Puppy’. Too bad there were no children’s books about Pandas back then.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Peter Rabbit and The Velveteen Rabbit are also big favorites! There was a picture book about a panda when I was little (probably how I knew about them in the first place) but I can’t remember the name of it. It wasn’t well know like other bears.


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