My experience with A. A. Milne is somewhat backward from most people, I think. I first encountered him with his poem “The Knight Who’s Armor Didn’t Squeak”. Years later I learned about Winnie the Pooh.
His understanding of the way little children think and behave makes it obvious that he spent a great deal of time with his own child, observing his behavior.
This is a collection of his poetry about being young and experiencing the world and it is absolutely brilliant. It will only take about half an hour to read it and I suggest anybody who wants to understand children should do so.