Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book

Book - 2013
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A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books--from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered--a "Little Golden guide to life"? Yes, we could! Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life ("Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" "Be a hugger." "Sweatpants are bad for morale."), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time--among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature--or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!

Publisher: New York : A Golden Book, c2013
ISBN: 9780307977618
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Call Number: 808.882 MUL


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Jun 30, 2017

Love the quotes and vintage pictures , especially having grown up with The Little Golden Books . My mom had entered me somehow / somewhere that I got one a month in the mail . Could hardly wait for them to arrive ! My very own mail and book , plus this was the start of my love of reading . And now this version for Adults , who knew !

LoganLib_Ashlee May 19, 2017

A nostaligic read for those who grew up on The Little Golden Good series. I love the quotes and vintage pictures.

Aug 14, 2015

I thought the book would be tongue-in-cheek, but it's disappointingly earnest. Boring.

Jan 13, 2015

I SO enjoyed this book! Fabulous illustrations - touching writing. just delightful.

Oct 24, 2014

Great little book that reminds me just how wonderful Little Golden Books are. And surprisingly how relevant to our adult lives!

Aug 24, 2014

A quick, enjoyable and poignant nostalgia trip!


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