Saturday, December 20, 2014

Kid Konnection: Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book

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 fun book for kids and adults that's perfect for Christmastime.

Summary: The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise and witty guide to the holidays! Delightfully retro yet utterly of the moment, this companion to the bestselling EVERYTHING NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK will delight fans of those gold foil-spined treasures. Featuring iconic art from Golden Books luminaries including Eloise Wilkin, Richard Scarry, J.P. Miller, Garth Williams, and more — this collection is a must for maintaining ever-important holiday cheer! -- Random House BFYR

Remember Little Golden Books? I sure do! Every time my mom took me with her to the grocery store, I was allowed to pick out one.  They were a quarter, believe it or not; and I loved them. Well, there is a new book out that will bring back fond memories of Little Golden Books. It's called EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK by Diane Muldrow, and it's a very cute way to get into the Christmas spirit while taking a walk down memory lane.

EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK is chock full of advice for navigating the holiday season. I just adored this book, and it's such a creative way to combine books from my childhood! It was sweet to recognize classic characters like the Pokey Little Puppy and The Gingerbread Man, but it was even more exciting to see actual images from some of the books I remembered enjoying when I was a kid. I almost got teary when I saw a page from MY LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK ABOUT GOD. I think I took this book with me to church every week for years!

Although I did love the walk down memory lane, I also liked the advice this book had to offer. There is no doubt that the holidays are hectic times -- and that's an understatement for me this week; and this book reminds you of all that has to be done. However, it also reminds you to keep in mind the reason for the season. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the ending and I can't wait to share it with my kids!

EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK is a special book that will become another Little Golden Book classic in our house. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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!


bermudaonion said...

I read the original version of this book and thought it was delightful so I'm sure this version is as well.

Suko said...
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Suko said...

Very nice review! This book seems like a funny, "golden" way to relieve holiday stress.

Suko said...

Oh, my goodness! I am sorry--my link posted more than once! Please remove extra links. Thanks!

Kim@Time2Read said...

I've seen this one and thought it looked interesting, but haven't read it yet. I'll have to make sure I do!

Beth F said...

Golden Books bring back such memories!