One beautiful day, a shy little kitten embarks on a journey filled with adventure! In the course of her wanderings, she meets an interesting and often amusing collection of fellow creatures. The Shy Little Kitten, with illustrations by the renowned Gustaf Tenggren.
A bird can fly.
So can I.
A cow can moo.
I can, too.
So begins the simple, delightful rhyme by Ruth Krauss that both celebrates and encourages a child’s imagination. Mary Blair’s vibrant artwork, found in the Golden Books archives and newly scanned, looks as fresh as it did 50 years ago.
A little girl at play can fly like a bird, moo like a cow, and squirm like a worm.
After a parrot makes fun of Sooki’s big ears, long nose, and wrinkled skin, the “saggy baggy” elephant isn’t too sure of himself. But once he meets some beautiful creatures who look just like him, Sooki celebrates with a joyful “one-two-three-kick.” For over 50 years, parents and children have treasured this tale, with gorgeous art by Gustaf Tenggren, the illustrator of The Poky Little Puppy.
One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy has sold nearly 15 million copies since 1942, making it one of the most popular children's books of all time. Now this curious little puppy is ready to win the hearts and minds of a new generation of kids.
This classic Little Golden Book edition of the famous folk tale has had many imitators, but none can measure up to the way illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky brought Goldilocks and the three bearsto life. Originally published in 1948, The Three Bears is now back in print for a new generation of fans.
Once there were two color kittens with green eyes, Brush and Hush . . .So goes the rollicking tale of two pouncy kittens who make all the colors in the world. First published more than 50 years ago, this much-requested title is now available as a Little Golden Book Classic, with its original cover!
While the color kittens are trying to make green paint, their mixing leads to pink, orange, and purple.
In the jungle no animal is safe from a lion's appetite. But what happens when a small white rabbit is appointed to talk to the lion about this problem? Will the rabbit be the lion's next meal? Tawny Scrawny Lion, with humorous illustrations by the great Gustaf Tenggren, has entertained generations of readers for over 40 years and is sure to delight generations to come.
What do baby farm animals do all day? What do they eat? How do they play? Through tender and vibrant illustrations of baby ducklings, puppies, and piglets, every child will learn what goes on around the farm. Ages 2-5.
A little brown bunny is in search of a home! He asks a frog, a groundhog, and other animals if he can live with them, but their homes don't suit him. Will he ever find a place to call his own? Ages 2-5.
A bunny searches the spring-time forest for a home of his own.
This Little Golden Book reissue features Eloise Wilkin's chubby-cheeked babies discovering sounds around the house, from the jingle of Mommy's keys to the buzzing of Daddy's razor. This timeless classic, featuring some of Eloise Wilkin's best artwork, will delight little ones and their families as much as it did when it was originally published in 1960.
Children will feel as though they are riding the big red fire engines and hearing the "clang, clang" of the bell! Large-scale, active pictures will transport young readers to the scene where they'll see brave firemen connect hoses and save the day. A Little Golden Book Classic!
Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.
This lively poem by the author of Goodnight Moon tells the tale of one little boy’s letter. What happens after the boy drops it into the mailbox? How does it get to his grandma’s house? Children will enjoy this rollicking tale of the seven little postmen who got the mail through.
<p>First a story, and then a kiss from Mother Bear, and Father Bear carries Little Bear to bed. And that's when the fun begins. Father Bear gets to Little Bear's room, but Little Bear is missing! Little readers will see him hiding in the MOST obvious place but Father Bear cannot seem to find him. Is he under the stove? Is he in the garden? Is he in the woodbox? Only when Father Bear walks past the mirror does the silliness end, and in a very tasty way. With this, one of the most charming bedtime tales ever, Richard Scarry has once again proven his timeless appeal. </p>
OLD TESTAMENT HEROES and heroines come alive as real people in this new book. The stories of Samson, Deborah, David, and many others are told in a simple yet entertaining way, brought to life with lush, colorful artwork.
NO ONE HAS illustrated animals with as much warmth, humor, and realism as Garth Williams. This classic, full of soft and furry animal babies, features his work at his best. This longtime favorite has been reissued for a new generation of kids who will love to “pet” the animals on each page!
An alphabet book featuring a page or two of busy animals in pictures labeled with many words for each letter.
Many people fondly remember this book. Nancy loves to play Nurse, but her older brothers are always too busy with their big boy games to play with her. One day, when brother Billy falls and hurts himself, Nurse Nancy is at the ready! This lively, charming book from the 1950s is still fresh today.
This Rollicking rhyme tells the story of a very important house—the house that Jack built—around which wacky things happen to animals and people alike! It’s a shining example of how one event can spawn a whole series of mishaps. Best of all, it’s fun to read aloud!
There's nothing like a Little Golden Book--and everyone's favorites can be found in this deluxe, affordable compilation. Beautifully bound, this volume of bedtime stories features such unforgettable stories as The Poky Little Puppy, The Sleepy Book, and Good Night, Little Bear in their entirety . . . as well as some new favorites, too!
THREE ALL-TIME FAVORITE Little Golden Books (The Poky Little Puppy, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, and Scuffy the Tugboat) are gathered together in this sweet mini-treasury. At a retail price of $5.99, this durable, attractive volume is a great value and perfect for gift-giving.
Puss in Boots is a clever cat who won’t settle for having a poor master. So he dupes a wicked giant out of his grand castle, claims the surrounding land as his master Caraba’s, and charms the king, who lets his daughter marry Caraba. And Puss in Boots lives happily ever after!
THE “LITTLE MOMMY” in this story is an adorable little girl. We spend the day in her charming company as she cares for her dolls, treats their ills, gives them a tea party, feeds them dinner, and puts them to bed. Beautifully illustrated, this book has a timeless feel.
The latest Little Golden Book Classic—with a summertime theme!
Nancy and Timmy hop out of their beds one summer morning and help pack their swimsuits and lunch. And then it's off to the seashore! In a charming rhyme, this Little Golden Book from 1951 (then titled A Day at the Beach) describes what preschoolers will find there: "You can catch little crabs—if you're quick! You can draw great big pictures right on the beach with a piece of a shell or a stick." Oh, what fun!
From Kathryn and Byron Jackson, authors of the popular Little Golden Book The Saggy Baggy Elephant, and Corinne Malvern, illustrator of the Little Golden Books Doctor Dan the Bandage Man and Nurse Nancy.
“Isn't it a wonder that out in the pond, smooth wiggly tadpoles lose their tails and grow legs, and turn into frogs? And that fuzzy caterpillars weave silken cocoons around themselves and go to sleep, then wake up as pretty moths or butterflies?”
It’s a rare nonfiction book that’s also a simple, beautiful poem. In this gorgeous Little Golden Book from 1957, Eloise Wilkin’s stunning and realistic artwork is accompanied by gentle text that brings an awe of nature to the youngest readers.
In a charming rhyme, this 1953 Little Golden Books asks, "What do daddies do all day? Daddies work while children play." It shows daddies working in all kinds of careers, from farming to teaching to even singing in the opera! And it assures children that at the end of the workday, "by taxi, train, by car and bus, Daddy rushes home—to us!"
Illustrated by Tibor Gergely, who brought the beloved Little Golden Book characters Scuffy the Tugboat and Tootle to life.
Truck-loving preschoolers will love this charming, busy bulldozer hero!
“Push” McCallahan is a hardworking bulldozer who’s on the construction site before the other big work machines have had their first cup of morning diesel. After he’s finished moving dirt and rock, it’s off to build a road, help fight fires, and pull up some tree stumps at the farm! It’s all in a day’s work for this tough-but-lovable earthmover, brought to life by popular Little Golden Book illustrator Bob Staake.
Alice and Martin Provensen’s illustrations are so delightful that children will want to join the fuzzy duckling on his stroll through the countryside, meeting animals along the way. This adorable counting story by Jane Werner Watson is as fresh today as it was in 1949.
A beloved 1950s Little Golden Book about animal homes is back in print! In this sweet story about animal homes, a cat, a dog, a bird, a turtle, a bunny, a chick, and a squirrel all live together in a little house in the woods.
Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell are back in this vintage Little Golden Book! Featuring gorgeous illustrations from 1952, this children's classic is being reissued just in time for the release of Walt Disney's Peter Pan Platinum Edition DVD.
The adventures of the three Darling children in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Illustrations compiled from late nineteenth and early twentieth century editions of the book.
YOUNG MOWGLI LOVES growing up in the jungle with his animal friends. But what happens when he is told that he must go live in the Man-village? Find out in this Little Golden Book retelling of the classic Disney movie The Jungle Book.
The beloved tale of a wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy is as appealing now as when it was first released in 1940. The beautiful, vintage illustrations in this Little Golden Book retelling will charm children and collectors alike. It makes a great companion to the Platinum Edition DVD being released by Disney in spring 2009!
Walt Disney's classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is being released on Platinum Edition DVD. Now new and old fans can relive the magic of this beloved film as it is retold in a beautiful full-color Little Golden Book!
Everyone's favorite big-eared little elephant finds his way to the skies in this uplifting Little Golden Book. With artwork from the 1940s, allof the original charm and beauty of the Disney classic can be found in this vintage book.
Author(s): Random House Disney Staff, Disney Storybook Artists Staff
The three little pigs have never looked so cute and the big bad wolf never looked so bad in this retelling of the classic fairy tale! Vintage Disney artwork from the 1940s makes this book an important addition to every Little Golden Book collector’s library.
The classic Disney story of how a poor, lowly page ends up as the King of England--with a little help from Merlin the wizard--will delight boys and girls ages 2 to 5. Based on the classic Walt Disney animated movie, this Little Golden Book retelling of The Sword in the Stone was first published in 1963.
Inspired by a 1932 Walt Disney Silly Symphony animated short, the Santa's Toy Shop Little Golden Book was originally published in 1950. In this delightful story, Santa wants time to play with all the wonderful toys he and the elves have made, but he's just too busy--until Mrs. Claus gives him an idea! Disney animator Al Dempster and the Walt Disney Studio artists created a holiday classic we are proud to reissue as a Little Golden Book--for the first time in over 20 years. Great for kids 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages!
Even a simple outing becomes extraordinary when you're with the wonderful Mary Poppins! Boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love this vintage Little Golden Book from 1964 that retells a scene from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins.
This playful rhyming Little Golden Book asks, "Where do giggles come from?" It's a celebration of families and laughter and children will delight in watching piglets, bear cubs, bunnies, and more baby animals frolicking joyfully with their families. Charming pastel illustrations show little ones laughing and giggling while playing peek-a-boo, hula-hoop, hide-n-seek, and other games.
This 1949 Little Golden Book edition of the famous poem, The Night Before Christmas, was a staple in the Golden Book line for many years. Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern's artwork for this title has been digitized and beautifully reproduced for today's kids!
The illustrator's Vermont farmhouse and her pets are featured in the illustrations of this well-known poem about an important Christmas Eve visitor.
“Run, run, as fast as you can!” Catch Richard Scarry’s gingerbread man as he returns to Little Golden Books after a decades-long hiatus. Originally published in 1953, The Gingerbread Man makes a perfect “Christmas gift, ready to delight any child who loves this favorite funny folk tale.
Hugs are special. Hugs are free. Will you share a hug with me?
This sweet Little Golden Book features loving families and friends hugging for so many wonderful reasons! There are hello hugs, good-bye hugs, Mommy hugs, Daddy hugs, and welcome-home hugs—just to name a few!