If you had been around on January 18, 1882, you would not have notice that a particular baby was born in England. Fortunately, Alan Alexander Milne’s parents noticed even though this was their third child.
Have you figured it out yet?
I refer of course to A. A. Milne, author of all things Pooh bear.
Milne first wrote adult material like the play Mr. Pim Passes By and the mystery novel The Red House Mystery. It wasn’t until his son, Christopher Robin (yes, really) was about one-year-old that A. A. began writing for children.
First he wrote When We Were Very Young (the first book of poems), then Winnie-the-Pooh (the first book of stories), followed by Now We Are Six (poems), and The House at Pooh Corner (stories). Like a literary layer cake.
Christopher was insufficiently grateful for being a well-known children’s book hero, but that’s a story for a different day.