80 previously unseen sketches by E. H. Shepard, who worked with A. A. Milne on the Winnie-the-Pooh books, have been published for the first time in the new book 'The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh'. The first early sketches of the Winnie-the-Pooh show the outline of a bear holding a honey jar under his arm.
The author of the new book James Campbell told BBC's Radio 4 that though the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh was A. A. Milne's son Christopher Robin's teddy bear, he looked too grumpy, so E.H. Shepard used his own son' s teddy bear, Growler, as the model for his drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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