Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kid Konnection--a day late


I am obsessed with "Little Golden Books".....with collecting them for my grandchildren. I'm not sure I can defend this obsession, Little Golden Books are certainly not easy books to read (you have to be a pretty good reader to get thru some of them), not easy books to hold (they have really sharp edges and they are reinforced CARDBOARD), not that easy to find (other, up and coming books/authors have pushed them aside.)


But...there is just "that certain something" about Little Golden Books, that " Je ne sais quoi " if you will.
I love them, so I keep picking them up when I find them.


My obsessions are usually short lived. I was on a Nursery Rhyme obsession for a while, so my twin grandchildren were the lucky recipients of 5 or 6 different versions of Nursery Rhyme books. Then I ventured on to Fairy Tales (they have only about 3 of those books, but they are collections, not just one story).


A few months ago, while shopping I found a rack of Little Golden Books and it had the books "Little Mommy" and "Doctor Dan the Bandage Man." I was hit by a jolt of nostalgia and I've been buying them ever since.


While at the library a couple of weeks ago, I came across this catalog and price guide of Little Golden Books...and I was shocked. SHOCKED to learn that books I had when I was a kid are now going for $27, $30 and more for a first edition!
Why couldn't have my mother saved all my Little Golden Books? (sigh) She did recently give me all my "Dr. Seuss Book Club books". (my brother does not know I got all the books...shhhh.....).


We owned this one!! The Naughty Bunny!! Where or where did it go?


 Last week, I noticed, that the Sunday School room has a bunch of older Little Golden Books on a shelf.
They have the Naughty Bunny. I wanted to "borrow" it. I glanced to my left, then to my right....my fingers got itchy.... my husband sighed and shook his head. He said, "Really Debbie? It's a church."
Okay, so I left the Naughty Bunny on the shelf. But when I go help with Sunday School today, I'm going to hold it in my hands and dream.


Actually, this was my favorite Little Golden Book....Heidi. I loved Heidi.


 I will stop this obsession when I find this book for my grandchildren. I'm on a quest!

Then I think I'll move on to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. OR...the Bobbsey Twins!


Did you have a love affair with "Little Golden Books?" What was your favorite?

I am linking this post to "Kid Konnection",   a feature hosted every Saturday (yes, I am late) by Julie at Booking Mama.   
Check it out for great links to other great children's books.

4 comments:

Katrina said...

The Poky Little Puppy was my favorite. And I now have my mom's copy, along with some others. Another favorite is The Little Red Hen. I also have (a new version) of a big book of compilations of a bunch of the Little Golden Books. The Good Humor Man is a fun one the kids seem to like. But yes, a different kind of reading. Great post.
Now, where is that poky little puppy? ;)

bermudaonion said...

I don't remember having these as a child, but my son had quite a few of them. Books are a good obsession to have.

Sadie said...

I'm pretty sure my mom still has a copy of the Heidi book. She has a ton of Little Golden Books from when we were little. I'll ask her about them one day when she settles into a new place.

Lynda said...

I've always loved the Little Golden Books too. I bought many for my kids; now I'm buying for my granddaughter. Sure she's only 9 months old, but someday she'll be able to read them!

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