Inspirational Tales: A Little Golden Book Collection
Golden Books, 2006 (2006)
Reviewed by J. A. Kaszuba Locke
here's something about a
Little Golden Book®
I can't resist hugging, with its colorful illustrations, new or classic tales, sturdy binding, and gold-leaf edges. It's the trademark of a treasure of stories to last a lifetime.
he question '
Where Do Kisses Come From?
' is answered by Maria Fleming and illustrators Janice Kinnealy and DRi Artworks, as giraffes, bears, hippos, lions, and others tell their babes '
Many places, little one ... from skinned knees and scraped elbows ... Kisses come from the way you snuggle up for a story, your cheek as soft as a rose petal ... no matter what kind… ALL kisses come from love.
' Edie Evans and illustrator Rusty Fletcher explain the meaning of '
I Love You Mommy!
' Mom plays many roles - on the floor giving a horseback-ride, going to the street fair, attending ball games or the museum, and making warm fresh-baked bread on a stormy day. Evans and Fletcher also offer '
I Love You Daddy!
' set to rhyme: '
Daddy, I love you, / and want you to know, / I have a great time / wherever we go ... the carwash ... camping ... to the petting zoo ... In a contest for best dad, / the winner is you!
ne of my favorites is the story of a kangaroo, who becomes a bluebird's mom. Patti Henderson and illustrator Liz Edge pen tenderly and color softly '
A Blessing from Above
', including Psalm 127:3 from the Bible: '
Children are a gift from god; they are His reward
'. The story begins: '
Once upon a time there lived a mother kangaroo ... she prayed that someday her pouch would be filled with a baby to love and hold and care for.
' While walking in the forest she observed squirrels, and ducks with their babies. '
Momma-Roo was getting tired ... She decided to rest underneath the branches of a beautiful willow tree ... she saw a bluebird nest ... one was bumped from the nest and falling down ... straight into Momma-Roo's pouch! ... mother bluebird was happy to see her baby in such a cuddly place.
here are seven additional stories: '
The Lion's Paw
' by Jane Werner Watson and Gustaf Tenggren; '
My Little Golden Book About God
' and '
Wonders of Nature
', both by Jane Werner Watson and Eloise Wilkin; '
Prayers for Children
' by Eloise Wilkin; '
The Friendly Book
' (which tells about all the likable things) by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams; and '
' by Barbara Shook Hazen and Mircea Catusanu. So many stories to enjoy - which one is your favorite from these
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