Hey kids why enjoy your youth while you can figure out what you'll be when you grow up! Ok so that was a little sarcastic especially since kids love to play grownup. A lot of the early Little Golden Books had only the daddies having jobs while mommy stayed at home cooking, cleaning, and taking care of baby. Little boys could be doctors, cowboys, firemen...anything they wanted. Ah times how they have changed. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
One of the scariest things for a child is having to go to the dreaded doctor. But when one is sick they must go. Of course Little Golden Books put out a bunch of books that are designed partly to ease children's worries. The thing to note of course is that the early books reflect a time when only men were doctors and women were nurses. Were you a kid that hated going to the doctor?
Monday, April 10, 2017
Confession time! Halloween is my all time favorite holiday. Not just cause it falls a few days after my Birthday. I love the fall and I love spookiness and I love how excited the kids get when Halloween rolls around. So here are some Little Golden Books perfect for when that time of the year rolls around. My stepdaughter used to own the Scooby Doo one and would beg us constantly to read it to her. Is Halloween one of your favorite hoildays?
Saturday, April 8, 2017
As I stated before I'm agnostic (I don't judge those who are religious). But there is no denying that religion plays a large roll in Little Golden Books. So while I could have gone with another theme it didn't seem right to skip this one. I can't say that I have read or owned any of these but I know that some were very popular. Did you own any of these?
Friday, April 7, 2017
I was only slightly surprised that there were not one but four Smokey the Bear Little Golden Books! There were also a couple Woodsy the Owl books but today is all about fire. So here are some fire related Little Golden Book Covers. Do you recognize any of these?
Thursday, April 6, 2017
My boss at my very first job was a fan of elephants. She collected miniature figurines of them and placed them all around her office. The wooden ones someone brought her back from India were my favorite. Here are some covers featuring elephants. My favorite is the groovy Elephant on Wheels.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
There is perhaps no other more dominate theme in Little Golden Books than Disney. From the princesses to Mickey to Donald and right down to Buzz Lightyear you can find a Disney book for EVERY movie, tv show, character etc that Disney has made...ok maybe not every but certainly most of the popular ones. I decided not to feature any of the modern ones and went with the classic Disney books I owned as a child. Did you own any of these?