Monday, February 20, 2017

Little Golden Books


One, Two, Three, Four,
Little Golden Books and more.
Three score and add just four
equals
the number of Golden Books in store
for Isaac and Hannah
and baby boy due in May.

The last part doesn't rhyme.  And there may be more grand babies in the future.  Sixty~four Little Golden Books are ready and waiting to be read.  Most of them are well worn from being loved by my children.

I don't remember what year it was that I bought the two in the photograph but look at the price ~ eighty cents from Target!  I did a quick look online at Amazon's price and they are regularly priced at $4.99 each.

The Boy With a Drum is one of the most loved books from our collection.  If you haven't a copy for your child or grandchild, you need to go out and get one as soon as possible.  It is the sweetest story about a little boy who plays his drum (Rat-a-tat-tat-a-tat Rum-a-tum-tum).  He is joined by different animals as he marches past them.  The pictures are precious and the rhythm of the story is very soothing.

The Little Red Caboose is another favorite.  Choo Choo!

Do you remember the Little Golden Books?  Do you have a favorite one?

16 comments:

  1. The Pokey Little Puppy was our children's favorite. It was well read! :-) Your grands will love having these books read over and over to them!

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    1. Dianna, I know the Pokey Little Puppy very well. No desserts for you if you dig under the fence!

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  2. Yep.
    The Pokey Little Puppy!
    And one I read to Madison over and over and over and over...My Name Is Ernie. : )

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    1. Billie Jo, I don't think I've read My Name is Ernie. Is that Ernie from Sesame Street?

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  3. How wonderful that you have 64 Golden Books to share with your grandchildren! I remember the Little Red Caboose, such a fun story! Hugs to you today :)

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    1. Marilyn, I love these old storybooks! I don't care for most of the ones nowadays.

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  4. I've not come across them here, but there are lots of other old favourites.

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    1. I wonder if they are an American thing, Elizabeth?

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  5. My sister collects little golden books! I am always on the look out for old ones at the Used Book Room. I found an Old Smoky the Bear Golden Book but I kept it for myself. My daddy worked for the US Forest Service and I needed that one for myself.:)

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    1. Arlene, I'd love to hear more about your childhood. Did you get to visit lots of National Parks?

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  6. Hi Gina!

    I love the, Little Golden Books! My sister is a collector and has many of the old ones as well. Your little grands will be very blessed to have their grandmother read these special books to them!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I love reading aloud to children. (I make different voices!) :-)

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  7. My daughter always loved to be read too, she would memorize them and read them back to me before she could actually read. What a blessing to have grandchildren to share it with, I am still hopeful I may have grandkids some day

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    1. Connie, what wonderful memories! I think I memorized some stories way back when. My children are definitely quicker with memorization than I am.

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  8. Yes! I have all The Little Golden Books my children ever read. Now, some of my grandchildren have read them too! :)

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    1. Anne, I love the sweet stories in the Little Golden book. There aren't very many 'new' books that compare.

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