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It’s always a great day in the Hundred Acre Wood. Honestly, it’d be hard for anyone not to enjoy playing with pals and going on adventures with Winnie-the-Pooh. He is such a willy, nilly, silly old bear, after all.
Perhaps the only way the Wood could get any better is if a new character were introduced to it. Because there’s nothing wrong with one more lovable creature in the mix. That’s why, for the 90th anniversary, a new character named Penguin will join Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and the rest of the gang, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Meet the newest #WinnieThePooh character, Penguin: https://t.co/ESc1OquPJ2 🐧🤗 pic.twitter.com/GxAa4CnSwQ
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 19, 2016
According to the publication, author Brian Sibley was inspired to add this character to the Pooh series after seeing a photograph of A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Milne (aka Christopher Robin) playing with a penguin toy alongside the bear that would eventually inspire “Winnie-the-Pooh.”
Apparently, Christopher’s mom bought the stuffed animal at the same department store where Pooh came from. So, it’s about time for Penguin to finally meet the rest of his storybook friends, if you ask me.
Penguin will appear in “The Best Bear in All the World,” the 90th anniversary sequel to “Winnie-the-Pooh,” in a story titled “Winter: in which Penguin arrives.” The book is a compilation of stories from four authors that the “Trustees of Pooh Properties” carefully selected to carry one A.A. Milne’s legacy.
Keep your eyes peeled for a new friend to appear in the snowy distance on October 25. According to TIME, “The Best Bear in All the World” will release on that date (you can pre-order it now on Amazon). Who else is ready to relive their childhood, but in an all new way this time? Don’t be bashful! I’m excited about it, too.
[h/t: Real Simple]