I’ve recently rediscovered the joys of Little Golden Books, published by Random House.
I have to thank Kate at A Child’s Garden for the display idea – get a square basket, long enough and deep enough, yet narrow enough, to hold and highlight 20-30 Little Golden Book titles, create a sign, stand back and watch them fly out the door!
Here are some of my childhood favorites:
Home for Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Garth Williams
The Shy Little Kitten
by Cathleen Schurr, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren
Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail
by Annie North Bedford, illustrated by the Walt Disney Company
I’m sure there are others, but those are the ones that really stuck with me.
Now for some Little Golden Books (some classic, some new) I’ve discovered in adulthood:
by ILO Orleans, illustrated by Tibor Gergely
Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
(I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you given my established love of Alice in Wonderland)
created by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Al Dempster, illustrated by Walt Disney Studios
New titles to be released in 2010:
I’m a T. Rex!
by Dennis Shealy, illustrated by Brian Biggs
It would be an oversight not to mention that the Walt Disney Company has produced a Little Golden Book for almost every one of their animated films, and Pixar has a few as well, as do the companies that produce Barbie, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Dora the Explorer.