100 Aker Wood –
The Perfect Story Map
Do you love the stories of Pooh Bear along with EH Shepherd’s gorgeous illustrations that adorn every page of AA Milne’s classic – The House at Pooh Corner?
And what about the the magical map of 100 aker wood, which in the original version appeared pasted across the end-papers inside the front and back covers of the book?
It is the perfect example of a pictorial story-map!
It not only visually illustrates the spatial relationship between Pooh’s home to those of his friends (and some of their relations).
But more significantly, it charmingly encapsulates some of Pooh’s more memorable moments such as:
- where the Bee Tree is
- where the Woozle wasn’t and
- where the heffalump trap was set.
Drawn by E. H. Shepard, 100 Aker Wood appeared (in black and white) on the endpapers of A.A. Milne’s book, Winnie the Pooh.
- Simply summarizes on a single sheet Pooh’s stories
- It creates a visual keepsake illustrating Pooh’s trails and tales
- And highlights Pooh’s many adventures…
- So he can quietly reminisce and enjoy these moments over and over again (perhaps with a paw in a pot of honey), or show and share the shenanigans with family and friends in years to come and so keep these tales alive… forever.
It goes to show how simply a tale can be conveyed –
Maybe this is where my love of story maps began…
The acorn for Journey Jottings was planted 🙂