Fiiinally taking a quick break from tending to my new baby and gazing out at too much snow with a new post for you. Enjoy this collection of some of the best illustrations from Little Golden Books over the years. Little Goldens really are the best. The pictures are selected from stories such as Tootle, The Three Bears, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, The Musicians of Bremen, Baby's First Book, Nurse Nancy, Pantaloon, Open Up My Suitcase, A Day on the Farm, The Color Kittens, The Tawny Scrawny Lion, The Little Red Hen, and Little Boy With a Big Horn.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
A while back I picked up these Golden Book Illustrated Dictionaries from a used book sale. The covers are illustrated by Harry McNaught and various artists did the inside work. McNaught also illustrated a number of Sesame Street books and Wizard of Oz books in the Little Golden style.
When I was a kid I read a LOT. I don't think I ever actually read the whole dictionary but I did read through a set of children's encyclopedias that we had at one point. Back then our school library and city library did not have a ton of selection- nowadays there is just so much out there for kids and young adults to read. My 7-year-old has the wonderful problem of having too many books that she wants to get through. We buy a lot of books for her, and she visits the school library every week as well as the city library once in a while, although not as often as we did when she was not in school full-time yet. She's really hooked on the Geronimo Stilton series lately. One of these days I should count up all the children's books we have in our house.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
I'm a little late for Christmas but I hope you'll still enjoy this one! The Barbapapa books were written in the 1970's. I totally remember watching the 5-minute cartoons on tv as a child. As you have probably figured out by looking at the illustrations, the Barbapapa family can change their shape. When they do so, they say 'Clickety-click, Barba-trick!' Aaaah, memories. :) Check out the official Barbapapa website here.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Just a quick blog post today while the baby's sleeping! I can't believe it's only a few weeks to Christmas... I was talking with my friends Robyn and Whitney over at Pen Pals and Picture Books about how we love Christmas because it's a time to buy our kids all those children's books that we are secretly wanting for ourselves! ;) My kids always get a lot of books for Christmas and birthdays and for other occasions too - the Tooth Fairy has been known to bring books, etc. Now that my third daughter has just been born (1 month old tomorrow) I now have even more excuses to buy books! Yay!! :)
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I don't know how I've been blogging for over a year and haven't done a post about Ezra Jack Keats yet! And I am also a bad children's lit blogger in that I still don't own a copy of Keats' 'The Snowy Day'! I know, it's crazy that I don't own it, it's a classic! I plan to buy it for my daughters this Christmas. Speaking of daughters, I now have 3, not 2! My newest little girl Brielle is now 2 weeks old. :) So I thought 'Peter's Chair' would be a good post to commemorate that, as in the book Peter the older brother adjusts to his new baby sister. My older 2 girls seem to be adjusting pretty well so far to their baby sister... hopefully that continues!