At the Guardian Medvei named his top ten talking animals in literature. One entry on the list:
Eeyore (Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne)Read about the other talking animals on the list.
Like many of the other characters in these two books, Eeyore is a slightly dysfunctional human adult masquerading as an animal. I always enjoy his relentless pessimism and heavy sarcasm: he is so extravagantly gloomy that even as a child, encountering him for the first time, you know not to take him seriously.
Winnie-the-Pooh is a book that Walter Mosley hopes parents will read to their children.