Pooh is an etiquette expert! He knows the difference between A Proper Tea (which is what you get at Owl’s house) and a Very Nearly Tea (one that you forget about afterward).
This whimsical little book teaches the less versed in the right way of doing things. It covers topics ranging from conversation to eating to visiting. The book offers advice with wry humour followed by a brief excerpt from one of the Winnie-the-Pooh books.
One of my favourite passages goes:
When your guests prepare to leave, act sorry to see them go. But if it seems as though they may never leave, a subtle nudge is appropriate.
“Must you?” said Rabbit politely.
“Well,” said Pooh, “I could stay a little longer if it—if you—“ and he tries very hard to look in the direction of the larder.
“As a matter of fact,” said Rabbit, “I was going out myself directly.”