Friday, July 31, 2015

Little Golden Books

So Provo City Library is having a lovely exhibition of all your favorite art from the golden days of Little Golden Books.  You can find my piece about it here.

My personal favorites?  Anything done by Eloise Wilkin--she of the fat-cheeked babies.  I snatch up those books whenever I can find them.

Do you have any fondly remembered Little Golden Books?


Dianna said...

I remember lining up all the Golden Books on the shelf so they would be together. I enjoyed Roger's Upside-Down Day about a boy who walks on the ceiling. As an adult, I also love Eloise Wilkin. I buy them when I find them and we've worn out two copies of the anthology Eloise Wilkin Stories, which lacks the original sturdy Golden binding.

I wish I lived nearer the exhibit. I would love to go.

CSIowa said...

Glad to see The Poky Little Puppy got a mention! It can take twenty minutes to read the real thing, but the watered-down board book version is useless. Who wants the version that's missing "roly-poly, pell-mell till they came to the bottom of the hill and there they stopped short?" Not me. When I was about five years old, my parents left me with a good friend's family (our former neighbors) for a few days while they went to a convention nearby. I had left a few items at their house, so they sent me a package after I returned home. Inside the package I found not only my things, but also a copy of The Poky Little Puppy with an affectionate note referencing my always being the last one to finish at mealtimes.