Everyone's best friend, Pooh, invites you to share in the lessons of these heartwarming tales that express the value of friendship. In "The Wishing Bear," Pooh tries to make everyone's wishes come true, but discovers that their only wish -- to be his friend -- has already come true! To protect his friends' feelings, Pooh turns a sad farewell into many happy returns in "Good-Bye, Mr. Pooh!" And everyone's "Balloonatics" when somebody breaks Christopher Robin's balloon and they all share the blame!
No childhood is complete without a little magic and Pooh Wishes delightfully delivers it. In The Wishing Bear, the centerpiece of a trio of tales, Pooh learns to wish upon a star, but then struggles to recall the offbeat rhyme. His journey to remember, coupled with his driving need to make sure his friend's wishes come true, is heartachingly sweet. Friendship is also the underlying theme in two other adventures. In Goodbye Mr. Pooh, a surprise party makes the bear think his friends want him to move away, while Balloonatics uses a balloon--another staple of childhood--to show that friends stick together no matter what. It all adds up to three rewarding fables of friendship in three-quarters of an hour. --Valerie J. Nelson