Drawn & Quarterly. Apr. 2024. 248p. Tr $29.95. ISBN 9781770466968.
Gr 1-4–The sweet, round, honey-loving bear that is familiar to many is rendered in this new graphic novel set in the Hundred Acre Wood. All the favorite characters, including Christopher Robin, Rabbit, and Piglet, have come to life in gorgeous and detailed black-and-white drawings. The classic stories and adventures featuring Winnie-the-Pooh are here for a new generation to read as this slow-paced bear goes on his never-ending quest for more honey. Dandro wonderfully produces a style that mimics the feel and mood of the source material. He uses pen and ink to draw an almost sketchy style with exquisite shading and simple-looking features that effortlessly convey emotion. The coziness of Rabbit’s home and the bluster of the woods are felt rather than seen with this technique. Dandro uses a variety of panels to tell his story visually, from full-page spreads to tall panels to smaller, more traditional panels. The variety is eye-catching and pleasing yet still simple enough that it flows well for even the youngest reader.
VERDICT A cottagecore graphic novel for all ages that is sure to please during story time or while young readers choose to explore the Hundred Acre Wood on their own.

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