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!
From the Hardcover edition.
While it reached for the sky and the sun. . . .
In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.
With a nod to Kenya’s successful Green Belt Movement, Diane Muldrow’s elegant text celebrates the life and hope that every tree—from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo—brings to our planet. Perfect for young readers!
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!