From the Hardcover edition.
Lions say "I love you" with a purr and a cuddle.
Wolves say "I love you" with a howl and a huddle.
Bears like to say it with a kiss on the muzzle.
A mama cow says it with a lick and a nuzzle. . . .
Sweet, simple rhymes and glowing illustrations in soft pastels show the touching ways that animals—from elephants to giraffes to chickens—bond with their families.
A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books—from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered—a "Little Golden guide to life"? Yes, we could! Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life ("Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" "Be a hugger." "Sweatpants are bad for morale."), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time—among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature—or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!
The poky little puppy and his siblings discover a bright-red tractor pulling a wagon and end up on a hayride in the cool fall air! Bumping along past an apple orchard and a cornfield, they arrive at a pumpkin patch. There they get to play in a corn maze, drink apple cider, and choose a pumpkin to take home. Written in the style of the original poky little puppy story, The Poky Little Puppy, this new Little Golden Book celebrates all the wonderful things that autumn brings.
Know-It-Alls Jungle Animals is a unique science series that puts the spotlight on “Bears,” “Apes,” “Safari Babies,” and “Wild Cats.” Kids will learn that Sun Bears are not much bigger than a dog, and that lions are the only cats that live in family groups called prides. Did you know that orangutans spend most of their lives in trees? Or, that the first thing a baby zebra learns after birth is its mother’s stripe pattern? Who says science is boring?
With this Know-It-Alls collection kids will learn about the baby: lion, zebra, warthog, elephant, hippopotamus, ostrich, gazelle, cheetah, rhinoceros, baboon, wildebeest, and giraffe. Kids will also learn interesting facts about the jaguar, cheetah, and leopard. Perfect for the young science enthusiast, “Jungle Animals” includes over 40 minutes of adventure and learning, which will encourage listening and early literacy skills important for young readers!
With this perfect combination of education and entertainment, kids and parents will enjoy these captivating, fact-filled stories!