The Tao of Pooh is a book that I first picked up on a whim, but now has become an integral part of my literary collection. It's common knowledge that Taoism is not the easiest of philosophies; not that any philosophy is easy to understand. Benjamin Hoff acknowledges this fact and approaches the topic from a perspective that many of us find simple, entertaining and downright lovable -- Winnie the Pooh. In his book, Benjamin Hoff not only uses the stories from the Hundred Acre Woods as lessons, but interacts with the characters themselves as he writes about Taoism. He pairs the groups quirky antics with traditional parables to broach difficult topics with ease and simplicity. This allows for a light and fun teaching of The Way that is pleasantly reminiscent. If you want to learn how Pooh is actually a Taoist master, then you should definitely give this book a read!
An expert in Chinese philosophy explains facets of Taoism using Milne's famous character and explores the world of Winnie-the-Pooh through Tao, characterizing Pooh as a simple bear who subscribes to the principles of successful living