A Day for Eeyore

In the world of Pooh and Piglet and the rest of A. A. Milne's Hundred Acre Wood clan, it seems like Eeyore never gets enough love. Plenty of young folks have a smiling, bouncing Tigger plastered across their onesies or decorated on their lunch boxes, but rarely is there any sign of the original mope-ster before Morrissey, the down-on-his-luck, king of the glum, Eeyore.

What's with the snubbing? Let me enumerate some of the philosopher-donkey's finest qualities. Eeyore is a pragmatist, built for the 21st century; he loses his tail and figures someone probably stole it; he gets invited to a party and figures he'll only get the leftover crumbs; he is wished "good morning" and questions whether it really is a good morning; his favorite food is thistles, a plant entirely covered in thorns thus always in supply since no one else can stomach it. And did I mention he's also a poet? Check out the last story in The House on Pooh Corner for a real treat in verse.

Of course, the AADL owns the ever popular, The Tigger Movie, and even My Friends Tigger & Pooh. Hundred Acre Wood Haunt, but you might not know that the library also owns the book, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. Sounds great, right? If you ask me, I'm making today my official Day for Eeyore.


I agree. Eeyore is my role model! I think that since there's The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet, why can't there be something like The Wu Wei of Eeyore?

It's a question I ask myself all the time, marshd.

"Eeyore, what are you doing there?" said Rabbit.
"I'll give you three guesses, Rabbit. Digging holes in the ground? Wrong. Leaping from branch to branch of a young oak tree? Wrong. Waiting for somebody to help me out of the river? Right."

There is a beautiful Hundred Acre Wood case display in the Youth Department at the Downtown Branch. Come visit Eeyore!

Eeyore++ My favorite Winne the Pooh film is "Pooh's Grand Adventure!" The only complaint I have is of course the lack of Eeyore!