I was too sensitive a kid to deal with Eeyore, and Tigger seemed nonsensical. I liked Rabbit, Piglet and Roo.
Years ago on the playa, I saw a bike with an E.L. Kangaroo bounce by in the darkness . . . BOING . . . BOING . . . BOING . . . and idly thought jokingly to myself, "Where's Roo?"
. . . and then! . . . 5 seconds later suddenly came following, a much smaller E.L. wire Roo!
. . . Boing-boing-boing-boing-boing!!
. . .
The person below me will tell me who their literary hero was, at about 10 years of age or younger.