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''Winnie-the-Pooh'' is a children's book written in 1926 by author Creator/AAMilne.

The first book had a sequel released in 1928 titled ''The House at Pooh Corner''. Two books of poems -- ''When We Were Very Young'' and ''Now We Are Six'' -- include several poems about Winnie-the-Pooh and friends.

For the many adaptations of these books, [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh go this way]].
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!!''Winnie-the-Pooh'' provides example of the following tropes:

* AbandonedArea: Pooh lives in a house with the name "Sanders" over it, despite none of the characters being able to read or spell very well. Piglet lives beside a sign that says "Trespassers W[ill Be Prosecuted]". Christopher Robin lives in a tree and his parents are missing. What happened to all the other humans in the area? Why did they leave?
* AnimalStereotypes
* BearyFunny / BearyFriendly: Pooh.
* BigEater: Pooh
* BigGood: Christopher Robin
* BlackBeadEyes: Most of the characters.
* CarryingACake: Pooh brings a jar of honey for Eeyore's birthday.
* {{Catchphrase}}
** Pooh: "Bother!"
** Christopher Robin: "Silly old Bear!"
** Various characters/the narrator, "A bear of very little brain".
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Just about anyone besides Eeyore. Kanga's a bit more stable, too, if a little overprotective.
* CountingSheep: Pooh tries to put himself to sleep by counting Heffalumps, but every Heffalump takes a pot of his honey, and when "the five hundred and eighty-seventh Heffalumps were licking their jaws, and saying to themselves, 'Very good honey this, I don't know when I've tasted better', Pooh could bear it no longer".
* CoveredInMud: Pooh covers himself with mud to [[PaperThinDisguise disguise himself as a rain cloud]] to fool the bees while he gets their honey. The bees aren't fooled.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: "Don't you know what ''ther'' means?"
* DeadpanSnarker
** Eeyore is good at this, much more so than in the Disney version.
** Rabbit has a couple of moments as well.
* DistressedDude: Piglet, in the chapter in which he's Entirely Surrounded by Water
* ADogNamedDog: Piglet, Owl, and Rabbit. Played with for Kanga, Roo, and Tigger. Even Pooh is sometimes referred to as "Bear". It's pointed out in the book that his real name is Edward Bear, and Winnie-the-Pooh is just his nickname.
* DumbIsGood
* TheEeyore: {{Trope Namer|s}}.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: All chapter titles. The first one of the first book was called "In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees and the Stories Begin", for crying out loud.
* FearlessFool: Piglet confesses to being afraid when carrying out the escape from Owl's fallen home, and is assured that makes him even more courageous.
* FeigningIntelligence
* FishOutOfWater: Tigger
* AFriendInNeed
* GhibliHills: The Forest in which all the characters live.
* GoingInCircles
* GrowingUpSucks: The end of ''The House at Pooh Corner''.
* HatesBaths: Piglet. When he gets washed by Kanga, the first thing he does is look for a puddle to roll around in.
* HaveAGayOldTime: It's somewhat impressive that a character named "Pooh" has managed to endure as long as it has with the same name, since the connotations of the word have [[ToiletHumor changed a lot]] since the original book was printed. Probably because the toilet humor version is spelled differently. ''The News Quiz'', however, was highly amused with a branding magazine talking about kids having "Pooh on their pyjamas, and Pooh on their facecloths". "Pooh" as an expression of contempt or annoyance still exists in the English language, even if it's not as commonly used as it once was.
** In France, "Pooh" is how the word "Pou", meaning "Louse" is pronounced. Now, nowadays, this is inconsequential, since he's mostly known under the alias of "Winnie l'ourson", but there was a time where some "Winnie the Pooh" merchandise (mostly toys) were branded under the name "Winnie LE Pooh" (Not even "Winnie the Pooh" mind you, it really was "le pooh"). Who wouldn't want a cute plushie of Winnie the Louse?
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Pooh and Piglet. (Although, seeing as the book contains nothing even vaguely resembling sexuality or romance, it's more like Asexual Life Partners.)
* HufflepuffHouse: Rabbit's friends-and-relations
* IconicSequelCharacter: Tigger wasn't introduced until the second Winnie-the-Pooh book and is now one of the most popular and recognizable characters from the franchise.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: See ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ImprobableFoodBudget
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed
* IronicEcho: "Oh, Tigger, I am glad to see you," cried Rabbit.
* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: Kanga and Roo.
* KidsPreferBoxes: Pooh ''intends'' to give Eeyore a jar of honey... and then absentmindedly eats the honey. Eeyore doesn't actually like honey, but he's very happy to be given the empty jar.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Owl (making him thereby a subversion of TheOwlKnowingOne) and Rabbit.
* LiteralMinded and {{Malaproper}}: Everything, being based on children's logic. For example, the idea that Pooh living "under the name of Sanders" means that he has the word written above his door.
* LivingToys
* ManChild: Tigger
* OldWindbag: Owl
* OnceUponATime: "...a very long time ago, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders."
* PaperThinDisguise: Pooh, pretending to be a cloud
* ParentalBonus[=/=]GeniusBonus: Many of the jokes will go straight over your average five-year-old's head.
* PickyEater: Tigger
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PrimalFear
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: Many of the jokes in the books are fueled by these.
* SignsOfDisrepair: The sign over Piglet's door, reading "Trespassers W", which he claims is short for the name of his grandfather, Trespassers William, or Trespassers Will for short. It's likely that the sign actually read "Trespassers will be shot", or, in modern times: "Trespassers will be prosecuted."
* StockAnimalDiet: Honey for Pooh.
* SurroundedByIdiots: This was A.A. Milne's explanation for why Eeyore is depressed.
* SweetTooth
* ThinkNothingOfIt
* YouSayTomato: Being based on the playacting of a little boy, this is rather common. Notable examples include Woozles (weasels), Heffalumps (elephants), Jagulars (jaguars), Eeyore (Onomatopoeia for the braying of a donkey), Tigger (tiger) and Winnie the Pooh himself (based on Winnipeg, a bear at the London Zoo).
* ZanyScheme: Several, including Pooh's plans to steal honey and catch a "Heffalump", and Rabbit's plans to kidnap Roo and "unbounce" Tigger.
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