This was such a success at Christmas, it is great to see it back in the shop. I am talking about Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book one of those very charming, utterly ridiculous but actually rather fabulous gift books that works for several people you need to get a little something for.
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, the importance of exercise, avoiding shady characters, eating your antioxidants, making new friends (even if you are very shy) 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”?
Turns out, yes, we could!
I didn’t grow up with Little Golden Books but I’ve enjoyed the spirit of this, crazy-big-eyed animals and all!