The worlds in children books can be a magical place to visit, and stay for a while ...
A Little Golden Book is a Treasure Waiting to Be Opened
Heartwarming, When Bunny Grows Up (1955)
When Bunny Grows Up, made in the year 1955, is a sweet and loving Little Golden Book ... This is an amazing timeless masterpiece by Richard Scarry. It is a tale about a bunny who wants to be just like his father when he grows up to be an adult bunny-rabbit. This is a wonderful heartwarming gem to share with your child or grandchildren. With very charming illustrations, and a well-written simple text; making this a childhood classic a perfect addition to any family library. This little golden book is a golden bunny classic! The timeless artwork is very sweet eye-candy to a child, and adults as well ... All through the book, the bunny's family from parents to aunts and uncles speculates as to what he will be when he grows up - on adult asks will he be a fireman? Another ask will he be a circus clown? or maybe a lion tamer? Only the baby bunny knows for sure, and his choice is precious and heart-warmer. This is a particularly good one for Fathers and their little boys to read together. As they find out together that bunny's true wish is to be a good dad when he grows up, just like his father. It is fun to give each family member a different voice and it is hard not to get all choked up at the very end. I would highly recommend this book for little ones from one year old to adulthood. Beautifully written by Patsy Scarry, and handsomely illustrated by Richard Scarry. This is a true classic Golden Book, made by Western Publishing Company ... A great children book, picture book, with lots of preschool fun.
The Back Cover of Masterpiece of Love by Whitman Publishing
A Whitman Big Tell- a-Tale, Santa's Surprise Book
The book in the photo below is Santa's Surprise Book, A Whitman Big Tell-a-Tale. In this timeless children's Christmas book Santa is wondering what he could stuff in all those countless stockings this year on Christmas Eve. Santa come up with an amazing and wonderful surprise for all of us ... This lovely book is part of the series called: Big tell-a-tale books, It is a beautifully decorated hardcover book with 24 lavishly illustrated pages, The publisher Whitman, went all out with this 1St Edition edition made in 1966 for the holiday season. Beautifully written by the talented Joan Potter Elwart, and illustrated by award-winning Florence Sarah Winship. Printed in the USA by people who love children the Western Printing and Lithographing Company.
Santa come up with an Amazing & Wonderful Surprise for All
The Twelve Days of Christmas (1992)
The photo below is of the book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, created in the year 1992, this is also known as A Christmas Carol, another wonderful holiday little Golden Book … This Little Golden Book reissue edition celebrates the beauty, pageantry, love, music, and spirit of the Medieval or Renaissance era Christmastime with the classic and well known Christmas carol. Little ones can many spend happy hours gazing at beautifully drawn elaborate costumes, or musical instruments, and let us now forget the partridge in a pear tree. Sheilah Beckett is known for dazzling, detailed and lush illustrations, and they make this Little Golden Book a festive gift for the eyes to treasure. SHEILAH BECKETT was born in 1913 and died in the year 2013 and she illustrated dozens of children’s books in her long and remarkable career. She was still working when she passed away at the incredible age of 100, and in fact, she illustrated beautiful and timeless The Nutcracker Little Golden Book at the incredible age of 99. A Golden Book headquarters are in New York, and this book was printed by Western Publishing Company, of Racine Wisconsin.
A Christmas Carol, Another Wonderful Holiday Little Golden Book
Bugs Bunny's Big Invention, a Whitman Book (1953)
The book below is Bugs Bunny's Big Invention, this is another Whitman Book, these were called Tell-A-Tale Books, and this one was made in 1953. It is a fun story about Bugs Bunny's big invention. This book was Copyrighted in 1953 by Warner Brothers. the well-known Author is the Warner Brothers Cartoons writers staff. Needless to say, the illustrator was Ralph Heimdahl. Ralp is famous for his Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Petunia, Cicero, Sylvester Pussycat, and Elmer Fudd. This is a fun children's book and is a great picture book. I think this would make a great book to read to a preschooler for some preschool fun. It was made in the USA, in Racine Wisconsin, another masterpiece of love by the Whitman Publishing Company.
The Back Cover, Bugs Bunny's Big Invention, a Whitman Book
Little Golden Book, Disney's Donald Duck's Toy Sailboat (1954)
The photo of the book below is of Walt Disney's Donald Duck's Toy Sailboat, 1954, a fun and classic Little Golden Book. Chip and Dale, the two well love and remembered little chipmunks, borrow Donald Duck's new and just completed model sailboat in order to go across the lake to an island to collect acorns ... This vintage Little Golden Book is a classic Walt Disney story about Donald Duck's toy sailboat and the adventure Chip and Dale takes on its maiden voyage. It was released by Golden Press in the year 1954. It is beautifully told by Annie North Bedford, and the color-rich pictures are by the remarkable Walt Disney Studio staff of artists. It was adapted by Samuel Armstrong and is from the well-loved motion picture "Chips Ahoy." This is a children's book, and picture book, with lots of preschool fun from the Walt Disney Studio ...
A Classic Walt Disney Story about Donald Duck's Toy Sailboat
My Little Golden Book About God (1956)
Below is my Little Golden Book About God, 1956, a Little Golden Book. Written by the wonderfully talented Jane Werner Watson, and illustrated by the award-winning Eloise Wilkin. This little book shows us how God is great, and that He sends the sunshine to make things grow. It is just as the publisher stated the Little Golden Books are books that a child can read and keep and grow with. They are very entertaining, they are informative, and help they stretch the boundaries of the imagination of young ones. The Golden Books have a wide variety of stories and subjects, and they are known for their colorful inviting illustrations which have made them favorites with children and parents for more than fifty years. It is an amazing history of the Western Publishing Company, in Racine Wisconsin, to produce the best made in the USA children's books of all time ...
Made 1956, My Little Golden Book About God, Western Publishing
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The book in the photo below is Noel, made in 1991, is a wonderful Little Golden Book. This book is a story about a magical Christmas ornament with the named Noël. Noel has a very special quality in his makeup which he eventually shares with all of mankind. Noel is a little red glass hand blown ornament who has "a happiness" inside his makeup. He looks forward each year to the remarkable "Christmas Holiday thing." And through his joy, Noel gradually learns what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Many people today cannot imagine our Christmas movie or a Christmas book collection without the sweet and simple and heartwarming story of Noel This is a wonderful and uplifting Christmas Story with a lot of great and spiritual meaning. I love this sweet story as much as an adult today. Noel's "happiness" helps reminds me to maintain my own inward "happiness" through the joy and wonder that can fill our daily lives if we choose to see the good, noble, sweet and beautiful things that surround us in our everyday lives ... There have been well over one billion Little Golden Books sold over the year that have reached the hands of countless children ... The lovely Christmas story was written by Romeo Muller, and beautifully illustrated by Bill A. Langley ... A Golden Book are made in the USA, founded in New York, and printed by Western Publishing Company, in Racine Wisconsin ...
Noel has a very Special Quality He Shares with all of Mankind
What's Up in the Attic? (1987)
In the picture and video below is What's Up in the Attic, made in the year 1987, by Sesame Street, this is a fun and adventurous a Little Golden Book ... Ernie and Bert, are bored and stuck inside their home on a gray and rainy day, so they go up to the attic, they were at first searching for the board game Duckie Land. But Instead, they find a treasure trove of amazing family mementos, including in this attic full of treasures is Great-Aunt Ernestine's trunk, and Uncle Bart's famous paperclip collection, Ernie finds his old tricycle and tries to ride it like he once did when he was little. Bart finds his pigeon Bernice's baby pictures and gets very sentimental. He soon becomes concerned with finding Mountain Mike's coonskin cap. This is a wonderfully written Sesame Street and Golden Press book, Published by Western Publishing Company.
Bambi Friends of the Forest (1975)
In the photo and video below is Walt Disney's, Bambi Friends of the Forest, 1975, this is a beautiful a Little Golden Book. Though but a handsome fawn, Bambi, the Prince of the Forest saves his little friend Thumper's life, making his distant and aloof father, the King of the Forest very proud. "Bambi: Friends of the Forest" is an entirely separate adventure from the classic movie, and is wonderfully told.
The Walt Disney Company has done a commendable job and amazing job in the formation of this brief but wonderful tale. Bambi and the others animals of the forest all have solid, and very likable character traits, and this comes through remarkably well all during the telling of the story. Bambi and Thumper's almost reckless curiosity is chided, while Bambi courage in the face of adversity is vaunted for everyone in the forest to see ... Another great Golden Book, The Prince of the Forests is a must-have for any child's collection of Western Publishing books, these masterpieces were made with love in Racine Wisconsin many years ago, and their workmanship is something to behold.
Bambi Friends of the Forest, 1975, a Beautiful Little Golden Book
Big Bird's Day on the Farm (1985)
In the photo and video below is "Big Bird's Day on the Farm", 1985, a lovely Sesame Street based book, in collaboration with the makers of the "Little Golden Book" collection ... The story starts with Big Bird trying to find Sesame Street, but then Big Bird stops at a farm for directions and help, and learns where eggs, milk, honey, and various vegetables and fruits come from. "Big Bird's Day on the Farm" was written and published in 1985, and is a wonderfully creative Sesame Street Little Golden Book based on the farm sequence in the Jim Henson's film "Follow that Bird". In this book, Big Bird on his way back to Sesame Street, meets two children, Ruthie and Floyd, and spends the night at their farm.
Big Bird's Day on the Farm, Sesame Street, a Little Golden Book
The Fox and the Hound Hide & Seek (1981)
In the photo and video below is "The Fox and the Hound Hide and Seek", written in the year 1981, this is another wonderful a Little Golden Book based on "The Fox and the Hound" Disney movie. The story revolves around Tod, a friendly and very lonely young fox, and sweet little Copper, a very loving hound pup, the two love to play together every chance they get. But when they get lost in the woods during a game of hide-and-seek, they learn the valuable lesson that a true friend always sticks by you!" This is another classic beautifully printed by the amazing Western Publishing Company, of Racine Wisconsin, The artwork by the Walt Disney Company is fabulously rich in detail. This is a great children's book, for hours of preschool fun with a parent reading to their child.
The Fox and the Hound Hide and Seek, 1981, a Little Golden Book
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© 2016 Glenn Waters
Glenn Waters (author) on November 10, 2016:
Yes they were amazingly well made, and beautifully illustrated for the price we paid for them back in the golden age of children books. Wish the future generations could have good books to read like the ones we once had.
Mary Wickison from Brazil on November 10, 2016:
This certainly brought back some memories, I adored these books when I was young.