Item description for HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection by Various & Katherine Tegen...
Overview Contains twelve full-sized reproductions of classic picture books accompanied by background information for the reader.
From early, beloved classics such as Goodnight Moon and Harold and the Purple Crayon to such recent treasures as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Pete's a Pizza, this collection assembles twelve of the greatest picture books ever published. Parents can share the joy of introducing young children to many timeless favorites that have already enchanted millions of readers.
This volume offers a wonder-filled opportunity for preschoolers and families to own and share "the best of the best."
All royalties for HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.
Citations And Professional Reviews HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection by Various & Katherine Tegen has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 09/09/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 09/09/2002 page 70
USA Today - 12/17/2002 page 1
Bookpage - 12/01/2002 page 25
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 36
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 36
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Studio: Katherine Tegen Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 10.5" Height: 10.5" Weight: 4.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2002
ISBN 0060080949 ISBN13 9780060080945 UPC 046594024992
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More About Various & Katherine Tegen
Benedicta Ward is a reader in the history of early Christian spirituality at the Theology Faculty in Oxford. She has translated The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm for Penguin Classics.
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Reviews - What do customers think about HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection?
HEAVY but worthwhile! Jun 13, 2008
Yes, this book IS heavy! But my tiny 2 year old loves it so much that she lugs it off the shelf and hauls it on the couch for us to read. That's 5 stars in her book. My 4 and 6 year old love to flip through and choose numerous stories for us to read - they enjoy this book also. I am glad it's in our children's book collection.
Great book! Jun 4, 2008
I bought this book for my 4-year-old granddaughter and within the first week we had read through it completely and at least half of it twice. It's a great compilation of top-notch classic picture books and in a quality presentation. It's a little too heavy for a child to cart around with him or her, but should be a favorite at story time. All the books inside are full sized with reprinted original illustrations.
Practically sells itself Apr 12, 2008
This is the kind of book that should sell itself -- a collection of classic children's stories. At a time when going to the children's section of any bookstore can be overwhelming, it's a relief to find something like the Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics. It takes away all the guesswork by being filled with over a dozen stories that are already tried and true, stories that are proven entertainment to a wide variety of children. And they're all in one book (though it's a heavy sucker, to say the least). The contents are as follows:
Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson Crictor by Tomi Ungerer A Baby Sister for Frances written by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban Leo the Late Bloomer written by Robert Kraus, illustrated by Jose Aruego William's Doll written by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by William Pène Du Bois
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond George Shrinks by William Joyce Baby Says by John Steptoe From Head to Toe by Eric Carle Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
In addition to these timeless stories, the Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics contains short author and illustrator biographies (such as what other books they've done) and useful ideas for sharing the story further with children (like concepts to discuss). And all proceeds from the purchase go to First Book, which donates books to needy families. It's a win-win situation, and not only for you and your children, but for others as well.
GREAT book...for all ages! Jan 18, 2008
This book is a wonderful collection of classic children's stories! Not only will kids love it, but as an adult, it was very nostalgic to flip through and revisit some of my favorite stories as a kid. Who doesn't love "Goodnight Moon" and "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie"?? Just a good time, fun read for everyone. I gave this book as a gift...and I think I may have to purchase another one just to keep for my own personal collection!
Fantastic book! Jan 7, 2008
We have borrowed this book from the library so many times that we just ended up buying it. My 3-year-old loves picking out which story to read next from the pictures on the front cover. Highly recommended.