Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kid Konnection: Spring Books Part 2

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a set of five cute picture books that bring back memories of my childhood.

Summary: This beautiful boxed set of five Little Golden Books includes a springy mix of titles featuring bunnies, baby animals, two gardening children, and more, at the value Golden Books is known for: Home for a Bunny, Where Do Giggles Come From?, The Little Red Hen, Two Little Gardeners, and Baby Farm Animals.  -- Golden Books

FAVORITE LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS FOR SPRINGTIME is a boxed set of five Golden Books that celebrate Spring, and I admit that I got nostalgic when I read them. When I was a little girl, my mom would let me pick one Golden Book each time we visited the grocery store -- I think they were a quarter or something like that. I can't remember if any of these springtime books were part of my childhood collection, but I have a feeling that at least one of them was!

Summary: Generations of children have followed this furry, lovable bunny on his springtime journey to find a home. A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown's simple yet playful tale is perfectly complemented by Garth Williams's exquisite artwork—and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic. -- Golden Books

HOME FOR A BUNNY by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams is an adorable picture book that tells the story of a bunny looking for a home. After meeting a variety of animals and seeing their homes, he realizes that none of these will work for him. It isn't until he meets another little bunny, that he finally finds a home.

HOME FOR A BUNNY is perfect for preschoolers who are interested in seasons and animals. The story is simple and entertaining, but what makes this book extra-special are the illustrations. They are just gorgeous!

Summary: This playful rhyming Little Golden Book asks, "Where do giggles come from?" It's a celebration of families and laughter and children will delight in watching piglets, bear cubs, bunnies, and more baby animals frolicking joyfully with their families. Charming pastel illustrations show little ones laughing and giggling while playing peek-a-boo, hula-hoop, hide-n-seek, and other games. -- Golden Books

WHERE DO GIGGLES COME FROM? by Diane E. Muldrow and illustrated by Anne Kennedy is another precious picture book for little ones. This book looks at a variety of giggling animals and eventually answers the question, "Where do giggles come from?"

The text is perfect for toddlers since it rhymes, and the cute illustrations are the perfect complement!

Summary: Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale. -- Golden Books

THE LITTLE RED HEN edited by Diane E. Muldrow and illustrated by J.P. Miller is a book that I'm pretty sure I had a kid and one that I definitely read to my kids a few times. This classic folktale tells the story the poor Little Red Hen. Every time she asks for help from her barnyard friends to plant the wheat, reap the wheat, mill the wheat, etc., she's rejected. That is... until she has warm bread ready to eat!

I enjoyed this Golden Book mainly because it brought back memories from my past; however, I also enjoyed the message about friendship, teamwork, and sharing!

Summary: Children will enjoy this story of a young brother and sister who plant seeds that will result, after much hard work and patience, in a bountiful garden! It teaches that good things come to those who wait, and features a little song at the end of the book: “What We Plant in the Spring We Eat in the Fall.” -- Golden Books

TWO LITTLE GARDENERS by Margaret Wise Brown and Edith Thacher Hurd and illustrated by Gertrude Elliot in another classic Golden Book in this springtime collection. It tells the story of two gardeners who work ever so hard on their garden, and eventually get the benefits of delicious (and healthy) vegetables.

This book is sure to be a favorite with kids and families who have gardens!

Summary: No one has illustrated animals with as much warmth, humor, and realism as Garth Williams. This classic–full of piglets, kittens, calves, and bunnies–is one of his best. Simple, humorous text identifies each fuzzy, furry, or feathery farm animal capering about the farm. This longtime favorite has been reissued for a new generation of kids, who will “pet” the animals on each page over and over again! -- Golden Books

BABY FARM ANIMALS written and illustrated by Garth Williams is so sweet with some fantastic illustrations of baby animals. Each page identifies a baby farm animal and describes a few things about them, like the sound they make or the food they like to eat.

Highly recommended for young children who enjoy learning about animals!

Thanks to the publisher for providing review copies of these books.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Beth F said...

Oh who can resist the classic Golden Books?

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love classic Golden books! And who can find any that haven't been opened so many times the spines aren't all destroyed?!!!

My Kid Konnection book today is a history for young children of a brave young girl who led a workers strike in 1909

bermudaonion said...

Little Golden Books are the best! Where Do Giggles Come From? sounds adorable!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Bunnies! I hope Iris sees this post...she loves her bunnies.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Oh those Golden Books! I remember reading them to my sisters. Where Do Giggles Come From would have delighted my kids for sure.

Anonymous said...

How fun! I recall all the reading of fairy tales and poem my granpda did with me, and these books seem just as sweet for parents to connect with their child, and to introduce them to this wonderful world literature provides!

Marg said...

Those books definitely bring back fond childhood memories for me too!