Little Golden Book Farm Favorites (Hardcover)
Golden Books, 9780307930200, 80pp.
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
This extra special hardcover collection of three Little Golden Book farm stories (A Day on the Farm, A Name for Kitty, and The Jolly Barnyard) makes the perfect gift A Day on the Farm Join Panda, Fox and Donkey as they go on a learning journey to the farm 3 Go Farming is a press-out-and-build model and storybook from Top That Publishing. Read the farmyard story, then build a red tractor to bring it to life A Name for Kitty On a farm in the country, a little boy received a brand-new kitten but doesn't have a name Join him on his journey to find the perfect name for his very own kitty. The Jolly Barnyard It's Farmer Brown's birthday, and the animals are deciding what they'll do for him on his special day. "Cluck I will give him eggs," said the hen. / Said the rooster, "I'll wake him in the mornings, then." / "Baa-aa, we'll give him wool," said the sheep. / "For our fleece is soft and warm and deep."
About the Author
Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, an essayist, and a writer of children's books. She studied at the University of Southern California and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. She was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955 and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her book Times Three, a collection of light verse poetry. She also penned a number of successful children's titles, including the rhymed story The Year without a Santa Claus, Kitty on the Farm (a Little Golden Book), and Plain Princess. Annie North Bedford is a children's author known for Walt Disney's The Ugly Duckling, Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, Little Golden Book Farm Favorites, Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail, and The Jolly Barnyard. Nancy Fielding Hulick wrote several beloved titles for the classic Little Golden Book series, including A Day on the Farm, illustrated by J.P. Miller. Feodor Rojankovsky was born in Mitava, Russia, in 1891. He studied for two years at the Moscow Fine Arts Academy before serving in the Russian army during World War I, and began illustrating children's books for the Ukrainian Republic during the Russian Revolution. He moved to the US in 1941, where he produced the works for which he is best known and loved, including the timeless Little Golden Book The Three Bears. In 1956, he received the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went A-Courtin'. Rojankovsky died in 1970. Tibor Gergely, who was born in Hungary in 1900 and emigrated to the US in 1939, was one of the most prolific of the early Little Golden Books illustrators. He brought to life many classic and beloved LGB characters including Tootle, the Little Red Caboose, and Scuffy the Tugboat. He died in 1978.