Mini Review: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

thetaoofpoohcoverOfficial Synopsis from Goodreads: The Wisdom of Pooh.

Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist’s favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and mysterious concept, Taoism is as near and practical to us as our morning breakfast bowl.

Romp through the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh while soaking up invaluable lessons on simplicity and natural living.

Genre: Philosophy
My Copy Came From: My husband won this in a book swap my family did for Christmas.

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Review: What a sweet, calming read! The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff is a cute, quick read. It talks about Taoism and how Winnie the Pooh exudes Taoist principles. I don’t know a lot about Taoism, and books with a philosophical leaning don’t normally interest me, but I read The Tao of Pooh in just a few sittings and was completely enchanted by it!

If you’re looking for a sweet read that urges you to simplify and have a more cheerful outlook on life, this is a great book! I am so glad that I read this, and look at the simplicity of Winnie the Pooh in a new way. There’s also another book by the same author with similar ideas called The Te of Piglet, and I’ve got a used copy of this one to read at some point.

Bottom Line: Sweet and enchanting.

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Have you read The Tao of Pooh? Are you a fan of Winnie the Pooh?


10 thoughts on “Mini Review: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

  1. I read this book and remember thinking that it encouraged calmness rather than cheeriness. Pooh himself isn’t terribly cheery, but he’s not prone to negativity. He sees an opportunity in every situation. Overall, I did enjoy the book!

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    1. I hadn’t ever heard of it either when the title came my way! But I’m really glad that I read it – it really is a great read. I’ve never been into philosophy either, but this book read very quickly and it’s a different way of looking at Winnie the Pooh and friends. Now on to The Te of Piglet!


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