Tag: Ernest H. Shepard

The Tao of Pooh

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff; ill. Ernest H. Shepard (Dutton, 1982) The notion of explaining Taoism (the Eastern philosophy) by way of Winnie-the-Pooh (the pleasingly simplistic bear) is one of those inspirations that work better as lightbulb moments than as book-length treatments. Hoff makes his point in the foreword; the rest is belaboured.