Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
The best-loved Little Golden Books come together in a deluxe volume that's perfect for gift giving. The year 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the launch of the famous Little Golden Books! And this collection of nine classic Little Golden Books stars the line's most popular characters, adored by generations, in The Poky Little Puppy, The Shy Little Kitten, Tawny Scrawny Lion, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tootle, The Little Red Hen, The Color Kittens, The Little Red Caboose, and Scuffy the Tugboat. Breathtaking illustrations on glossy paper, and a gleaming gold foil spine, make this lush volume a gift to cherish.
MARGARET WISE BROWN, best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote many bestselling Golden Books, including The Golden Egg Book, Home for a Bunny, and The Color Kittens. JANETTE SEBRING LOWREY, author of The Poky Little Puppy--the bestselling picture book of all time--wrote mostly teen fiction during the 1940s and 1950s. KATHRYN JACKSON penned hundreds of lively, witty stories for Golden Books, including Tawny Scrawny Lion and Nurse Nancy. She wrote The Saggy Baggy Elephant with her husband, Byron. Caldecott Medalists ALICE AND MARTIN PROVENSEN began to illustrate books together in the mid-1940s, many of them for Golden Books, including The Fuzzy Duckling and The Color Kittens. Before Swedish emigre artist GUSTAF TENGGREN created several of Golden Books' most popular characters, he worked for the Walt Disney Studio, painting concept artwork for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Old Mill, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Bambi. J. P. MILLER worked alongside Tenggren at the Walt Disney Studio, and is largely credited for animating the characters Dopey, Geppetto, and Dumbo. He illustrated many Golden Books, including Little Bunny Follows His Nose and The Sweet Smell of Christmas. Hungarian emigre artist TIBOR GERGELY, who brought to life the beloved characters Tootle and Scuffy the Tugboat, was one of Golden Books' most prolific illustrators.