March 31, 2011

Golden Books

I discovered the Golden Books dress via Boing Boing. I love it. I wish there were a ready-to-wear version that I could buy in a local store.

Golden Books have been around for 69 years now.

The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book)The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book)

The ones I remember best are the ones at my maternal grandparent's house. Most originally belonged to my uncle and my oldest cousin. (I don't think any belonged to my mother and aunts, but I could be wrong. Their legacy is the Nancy Drews.) The my sister, myself, and our two contemporaneous cousins. Currently they entertain my baby cousins. (Okay, not so baby anymore. The six-year-old now reads by herself.) When my niece and nephew visit, we read the books to them.

The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book)Bambi (Disney Bambi) (Little Golden Book)

Golden Books are something my family has shared for generations. Even the oldest ones are still entertaining to a child. So yeah, I would proudly wear their covers while out and about. But I wouldn't recycle our shared copies to make the dress.


  1. I LOVE Golden Books! I still have 60+ on my shelf, the ones that I want to keep for my kids.

  2. 60+?! Daaaang, boy.

    Actually, I ought to go through my kid's books dresser and pick out some to take to North Dakota with me next week.

  3. I just read *The Monster at the End of this Book* to my nephew this morning. It's the only thing that calms him down when my sister leaves for work...I love that book, and would definitely rock a Golden Book inspired outfit!

    PS My daughter wanted to know if the mom in *The Pokey Little Puppy* is a dog mom or a human mom? I assumed she was a dog, but on reflection, there's a case to be made either way. Thoughts?

  4. I love "The Monster at the End of This Book"! It's a classic childhood favorite. I would definitely use a Golden Books handbag or eReader cover!

  5. @elizabethreinhardt: What a coincidence! It's a great book, so it's no surprise that it calms your nephew down.

    As for THE POKEY LITTLE PUPPY, it's been awhile since I read it but I assumed it was the dog mom. I'll have to reread it now thinking about the possibility of a humon mom.

    @Jenica704: Oh, an eReader cover would be nice! I'd love to have TMatEoTB's cover on the back of my iPad.


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