Item description for Little Golden Picture Dictionary (Little Golden Book) by Golden Books & Bob Staake...
Overview This longtime favorite and bestseller is getting a whole new look! Colorful artwork, bold graphics, and modern words-with lively sentences that define them-make this book a sure hit for children and educators alike. The Little Golden Book line has always had a picture dictionary, and we're pleased to offer this updated version for a new generation.
Publishers Description This longtime favorite and bestseller is getting a whole new look Colorful artwork, bold graphics, and modern words- with lively sentences that define them- make this book a sure hit for children and educators alike. The Little Golden Book line has always had a picture dictionary, and we're pleased to offer this updated version for a new generation.
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Studio: Golden Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 6.72" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 2002
Publisher Golden Books
Series Little Golden Books
ISBN 0307960358 ISBN13 9780307960351 UPC 033500960352
Availability 0 units.
More About Golden Books & Bob Staake
Little Golden Books are a product of Random House Publishers.
When Little Golden Books launched in 1942 at 25 cents each, they changed publishing history. For the first time, children's books were high quality and low-priced. They were available to almost all children, not just a privileged few. Little Golden Books were designed to be sturdy (a new concept), delightfully illustrated, and to be sold not only in bookstores, but department stores and other chains (another new concept).
Little Golden Books were an instant success story, even though WWII was on and paper shortages loomed. Five months after the launch, 1.5 million copies had been printed, and LGBs were in their third printing.
Since then, over two billion Little Golden Books have reached the hands of children all over the world. Who hasn't heard of The Poky Little Puppy, star of the best-selling Little Golden Book of all? It has sold well over 15 million copies worldwide, in many different languages. Tootle the Train, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, The Shy Little Kitten, The Little Red Caboose, The Tawny Scrawny Lion, and Scuffy the Tugboat soon followed, to become household names.
Little Golden Books have mirrored children's popular culture over the years, having featured Lassie, Raggedy Ann, Uncle Wiggily, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Howdy Doody, Annie Oakley, Captain Kangaroo, Bozo the Clown, Gene Autrey, The Lone Ranger, Smokey Bear, Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, Sesame Street, Pokemon, and Between the Lions characters, Mister Rogers, Barney, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Underdog, Peter Cottontail, Barbie, and others. Dr. Ruth Westheimer has just penned a story about grandparents starring herself.
Many famous writers and illustrators created Little Golden Books, notably Margaret Wise Brown, author of GOODNIGHT MOON (Harper). Her LGBs were often illustrated by Garth Williams, most famous for his illustrations for CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE, and the "Little House" series. Richard Scarry began his career at Golden Books and did most of his most famous books here, from Little Golden Books to his beloved oversized books CARS AND TRUCKS AND THINGS THAT GO, and RICHARD SCARRY'S BEST WORD BOOK EVER! Eloise Wilkin, famous for her stunning paintings of cherubic children, illustrated dozens of LGBs. Caldecott medalists James Marshall, Tibor Gergely, Leonard Weisgard, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Trina Schart Hyman have illustrated Little Golden Books.
Today, Little Golden Books are an icon. The Smithsonian Institution includes Little Golden Books and artwork in its Division of Cultural History.
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Golden Picture Dictionary (Little Golden Book)?
Good Book for Young kids Jun 2, 2007
I used its old version for my son to do journal. Now , I am using the new version for my daughter. I like the old one better, but the new version one is good enough for my kid to learn about sentense and do some drawing. They all like these books.
Creative objects for A-Z Nov 14, 2006
A worthwhile purchase. Nifty computer art used. My only criticism is that a new letter consistently starts at the bottom of each page, but I'm a perfectionist.