Saturday, November 1, 2014

Little Golden Books

This post was originally published on a blog for our Etsy shop, The Peddler's Cart

When I became a mother, there were certain things I wanted to provide for my son. Besides a loving home and a close family, I wanted to offer him things that would stimulate his mind. I gravitated mainly towards books.

Of course, the knowledge I drew upon was from my own childhood and the books I read. I still remembered all those stories from long ago and wanted my child to experience them as I had.

I still had several of the books that I read as a child but they were mostly for an independent reader and not for a very young child. I slowly began to fill in the gaps and create a children's home library.

Richard Scarry books and the "I Can Read" books quickly became ideal gifts from family members. I began to search out and collect Little Golden Books.

The first five I purchased were brand new reprints of my most favorite (and possible the most popular) Little Golden Books - The Poky Little PuppyThe Tawny Scrawny LionThe Saggy Baggy Elephant, Scuffy the Tugboat and Tootle.

I read all of these, and many other Little Golden Books, as a child. I read them to my own children when they were young. And I still love to read them today. I find myself flipping through the pages of random Little Golden Books, completely in another world, while I'm browsing used book stores.

I get such joy from hearing my youngest child, my daughter who is now eleven years old, squeal with delight when she sees me bring home a new Little Golden Book (even though she pretends she's much too old for such things). And just like her mom, she'll stop everything and read it...even if is a story she has already read many times before.

You can find Little Golden Books and other vintage children's books in our Etsy shop.

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