Item description for How the Zebra Got Its Stripes (Little Golden Book) by Golden Books & Ron Fontes...
Overview Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 60 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and delighted in the colorful pictures and wonderful stories. Thanks to the happy hours spent with such books as How the Zebra Got Its Stripes, many children have developed a lifelong love of reading. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
Publishers Description As a group of African animals hang out at the local watering hole, they share funny stories about how the zebra got its stripes. At the end of the book, fun facts explain why zebras really have stripes. For any child intrigued by zebras, this colorful, informative book is a must!
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Studio: Golden Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 2002
Publisher Golden Books
Edition Random House
Series Little Golden Books
ISBN 0307988708 ISBN13 9780307988706 UPC 033500988707
Availability 0 units.
More About Golden Books & Ron Fontes
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 How the Zebra Got Its Stripes (Little Golden Book)?
Fact and Fiction Jun 19, 2007
This book moves through several legends of how the zebra got it's stripes, then ends with some scientific facts. Really great illustrations with an entertaining documentary/Interview style aimed at young children.
Two year old likes it Mar 9, 2006
I bought this book for my son's two-year birthday. He loves Zebras, and so I thought he would like this book. When I opened the book for the first time, I was a little concerned because there are many words. I didn't think it would hold his attention. But to my surprise he loved it. The reading involves dialogue from other animals, so you can make cute voices. That along with the many pictures in the book...my son enjoyed it. He even requests us to read it now..."zebra book".