Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

Picture Book

Bibliographic Information: Disney, Walt. Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. New York: Disney Press, 1994.

Plot Description:
Tigger visited Winnie the Pooh and bounced on him.  He bounced a small bounce on Piglet, who was still startled. Tigger bounced a big bounce right into Rabbit, who was gathering carrots, spilling them. Rabbit invited Pooh and Piglet over to talk about how to calm Tigger down. They would lose him on an expedition, retrieve him the next day, and he would be grateful and less bouncy. In the morning the four friends set out, and Tigger bounded ahead. The others went home for lunch, but got lost in the mist of the forest and passed by the same pit several times. Piglet and Pooh stayed by it, and Rabbit headed off. Pooh was hungry, so he decided to follow his stomach home with Piglet. Tigger found them, and declared he would find Rabbit. Rabbit was lost and scared, and grateful to Tigger for rescuing him.

Quantitative Reading Level: Lexile: 330

Qualitative Reading Analysis:
This book is written in third-person, focusing on the friendships of the characters. It teaches the reader to not be mean to your friends, because you will need them.

Content Area: English, Friendship

Content Area Standard:

  • CCSS for Literature for K-5: #1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers; #3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events; #7 Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting); #10 Read and comprehend literature in grade level text complexity range.
  • CCSS for Informational Text for K-5: #2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea; #6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
  • CCSS for Foundational Skills for K-5:  #4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Curriculum suggestions:
This is a great modern book to use in English Language Arts Curriculum. It is best suited to 3rd grade through 5th grade. It explores themes like humility and friendship.

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