I have been volunteering for an organization that gives free books to kids across Ottawa. I volunteer in the YMCA section of the organization, and we give free books to kids living in the shelter at the Y.
A lot of the kids living there seem to be new to Canada and are not familiar with some really popular books. This is a bit of a tangent, but I was reading Winnie the Pooh to one little boy and he kept stopping me and asking, “He’s hungry?”, “Pooh is a really hungry bear?” I said, “Yeah, he sure is,” and pressed on. The little boy looked really wide-eyed and kind of terrified. I had no idea why. When Piglet hit the scene, the boy made a neck-cutting gesture and I realized that Winnie the Pooh is the story of an insatiably hungry bear who is always looking for a little boy and a pig.
Anyways, the organization is called Twice Upon a Time. If you would like to make a donation that would help us buy books, store books, let parents and teachers know about us, and terrorize more new Canadian kids with the horrifying story of Winnie the Pooh.
Thanks for reading.