Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book – Diane Muldrow
Everyone at some point in their lives has been given a Little Golden book- their distinctive golden spines have graced the bookshelves of countless households since their introduction into the world during World War II, and their simple stories have charmed young and old alike. Diane Muldrow, a long-time editorial director at Golden Books, and a prolific author of books for children, has put together this sweet little gift book that both motivates its audience and inspires nostalgia. Featuring iconic illustrations from many classic Golden Books, this book gives practical advice on how best to live your life. As you flick through, you’re likely to see a picture you remember from your childhood, and will probably be inspired to dig through your old bookshelves in search of the original Golden Book the illustration came from. But if you don’t remember what the book was called, never fear, because each picture has a title, author, illustrator and year reference on the page. This is the perfect gift for those who enjoy the whimsy and nostalgia that comes from their favourite childhood books, and is sure to evoke a trip down memory lane.
Everything I Need To Know About Christmas I Learned From A Little Golden Book – Diane Muldrow
In a similar vein to the above book, Diane Muldrow has put together a second Golden Book nostalgia session- this time about Christmas. Featuring illustrations from a variety of Christmas titles from the series, this book includes both the positives and negatives of the Yuletide season (although the focus is more positive than not) and is a sweet guide on how to celebrate the holidays. Once again, you may be drawn to your childhood bookshelves in search of the original books…
Rating: 3/5 Published: November 2013 and October 2014 (respectively)