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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book
Contributor(s): Muldrow, Diane
ISBN: 0307977617     ISBN-13: 9780307977618
Publisher: Golden Books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: September 2013
Annotation: A whimsical "guide to life" for grown fans of classic Little Golden Books combines lighthearted advice with nostalgic illustrations from 60 favorites that convey such nuggets of wisdom as "Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!," "Be a hugger" and "Sweatpants are bad for morale."
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Conduct of life; Miscellanea.
Dewey: 158.1
LCCN: bl2013041944
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 7.00" W x 0.50" (0.75 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): ANE MULDROW, editorial director at Golden Books, has written dozens of children's books, including We Planted a Tree, illustrated by Bob Staake. She edited Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children's Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way, by Leonard Marcus.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2013 July #3)

Muldrow, editorial director at Golden Books, pairs vintage illustrations from titles originally published in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s with aphorisms designed to boost spirits. Adults (or possibly high school and college graduates) are the primary audience. "Be a romantic," reads a page illustrated with an image of a prince and princess on horseback from The Blue Book of Fairy Tales (1959); opposite, a delicately illustrated scene from The Paper Doll Wedding (1954) joins the advice, "Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" Elsewhere, the river-crossing scene from Richard Scarry's 1953 version of The Gingerbread Man reminds readers, "Choose your companions wisely." Readers who grew up with Little Golden Books illustrated by the likes of Mary Blair, Tibor Gergely, and Garth Williams will enjoy this optimistic and cheering trip down memory lane. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 October)

A fun and entertaining walk down memory lane for anyone who has grown up within the last 60 years or so and had the pleasure of reading and loving a Little Golden Book. The author, the longtime editorial director at Golden Books, has cleverly strung together a collection of images and text from approximately 65 different books into a guide about enjoying life and what's important. This title will be great for sharing one-on-one with children. It's just unfortunate that there is no bibliographic listing of titles.—Renee McGrath, Nassau Library System, NY

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