Winnie the Pooh coloring pages for kids - explore the wonderful world of this interesting fairy tale which is recognized around the world. We will get to know all its characters. We will also see other Disney characters and many more interesting coloring pages which can be found in other prepared and selected categories - we can color them online and print for free.
Winnie the Pooh Coloring Pages
Winnie the Pooh coloring pages - history and information about the characters from the cartoon
The inspiration for A. A. Milne to write the first Winnie the Pooh book was the bear whose story you are about to learn. It all started in White River, Ontario. Harry, at the train station, bought a little bear for 80 zloty, which in today's terms is about 2000 zloty. He named him "Winnipeg Bear" after the city where he grew up. Since Harry was on his way to Quebec to join the soldiers who left for World War I, the bear went with him. When Harry and his troop left for England, he was also there with him on the ship.
In England, a bear became the division mascot. The entire brigade played with him whenever they had free time. When the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade received word that they were going to France, the order came that Harry could not be taken with them. Therefore, he stayed in London at the zoo.
Teddy was very loved and the most popular animal at this zoo. She was very tame, so the children who visited Bear at the zoo could ride on her back! Visitors to the zoo could also feed him. However, it was not a jug of honey like in the fairy tale. Because this bear's favorite sweet treat was a mixture of corn syrup and condensed milk. Can you guess who was the most frequent guest and visitor of this bear? None other than Christopher Robin and his father, A. A. Milne. Christopher Robin just named his teddy bear Winnie the Pooh.
Inspired by his son's bear, A. A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh - October 14, 1926. The very first book about the silly old bear also included characters such as Piglet, Eeyore and Kangaroo: Kanga and Owl and Rabbit - these were his son's toys so they also appeared in this book. Only in the second book, Home in Pooh Corner, does Tigger appear, which was also based on one of Christopher Robin's teddy bears.
Everyone fell in love with the book's teddy bear, just like this bear from the London Zoo, except that this little bear could reach all corners of the world! In fact, the book was even translated into Latin and became the first foreign language book to make the New York Times bestseller list. The London Zoo was left with a statue of this very bear.
Fairy tale characters
1) Winnie the Pooh - He is a lovable bear who is the main character in the fairy tale. Although he is naive and slow, he is a friendly fellow who is always willing to help his friends and try his best. His main motivation is his love for honey, which quite often leads to trouble. His best friend is Piglet
2) Christopher - Which is the mapped out character of the writer's son Christopher Robin. He is the only human character in the books and has a cheerful and compassionate personality. Every one of the animals admires him. Despite being a child, he is much wiser and more mature than many of the other characters. Christopher grows from chapter to chapter, starting to go to school and learning more and more from books. In the last chapter, Christopher leaves his stuffed animals and asks Pooh to understand him and always remember him.
3) Piglet - Is a very embarrassing fairy tale character. He is a piggy and the best friend of our main character besides Christopher Robin. In the books he is a shy little animal. However, more and more in the following chapters of the book he turns out to be very brave when faced with a crisis. His favorite food is acorns.
4) Tiger - He is energetic, has a spring tail on which he often jumps. He is a lively, joyful, unresponsible and sometimes trouble-making friend to the rest of the book crew. He loves to romp, especially bouncing off others. He is very confident that he thinks every task is "what Tiggers do best". He becomes Roo's best friend.
5) Eeyore - A depressed donkey who is a perpetually gloomy and pessimistic friend who has trouble keeping his tail attached to his back and happens to lose it. Then everyone starts looking for his tail. He has his own stick house that falls apart and has to be rebuilt.
6) Rabbit - is friendly. He considers himself the smartest rabbit in Hundred Acre Wood. He insists on doing things his way and is obsessed with rules, planning and order. He often loses his temper with others and bosses them around, but deep down he cares deeply about his friends. In the Walt Disney movies, he is proud of his garden and hates it when someone, mainly Tigger, destroys it. Rabbit is one character that is not based on a toy that once belonged to Christopher Robin Milne.
7) Owl - presents himself as a mentor and teacher to others. Owl and most of his friends believe he is the smartest animal in the forest. He often gets into long speeches and uses words that his friends do not understand. Although he likes to portray himself as knowledgeable, like most other characters, he cannot spell well, even his own name.
8) Kanga the kangaroo and Roo her little son - They both live in a house near Sand Well in the northwestern part of the forest. Kanga is the only female character to appear in the books. She was created based on a plush toy that belonged to Christopher Robin Milne.
When Kanga and Roo first arrive in the forest in chapter seven, everyone thinks that Kanga is a dangerous animal, but they discover that this is not true and befriend her.