Cute, about safety and strangers.
Christopher Robin teaches Pooh the "stay safe rules" like not talking to strangers, not to open the door to a stranger, and what exactly a stranger is anyway...
ISBN 0717288676 - Message books from Winnie the Pooh doesn't strike me as a good idea. Pooh is fun, funny, silly... not an overly bright sort and no one's moral compass. I am happy to tell you that author Zoehfeld did a great job staying true to who Pooh is and still managed to convey an important message for young readers about strangers.
Christopher Robin comes across Pooh and Piglet as he's leaving the Hundred Acre Wood, alone!, to visit his grandmother. The pair expresses concern, but Christopher Robin assures them that he's been learning the Stay-Safe Rules. He teaches Pooh and Piglet that the most important rules is not to talk to strangers, then he explains strangers to them. Once he has left, Pooh and Piglet go to Pooh's for supper and, while there, they hear noises outside. Frightened, and worried that it may be a stranger, they peer out to find Gopher, who joins them. When more noises disturb them, Pooh calls out to find out who is at the door. It's Christopher Robin and he congratulates Pooh on learning one Stay-Safe rule all on his own: Always make sure you the person at your door before you open it.
The last page is made up of a list of Christopher Robin's Stay-Safe Rules, all common sense to adults but definitely things kids need to learn. Pooh and friends offer a nice way to teach those rules, and Pooh's and Piglet's fears are something kids can relate to easily. The illustrations, by Robbin Cuddy, are perfect Disney - bright and colorful, even in the scary moments. Get it and start teaching your kid those Stay-Safe Rules!