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Author(s): Lilian Moore
It's easy to learn counting with this classic Little Golden Book
The rhythmic text, paired with heartwarming animal illustrations by Garth Williams, have made counting from one to ten a joy for nearly 60 years. A must for every toddler and preschooler's library.
Little Golden Books have been loved by children for over 75 years. When they were first published in 1942, high-quality books for children hadn't been available at a price most people could afford. Little Golden Books changed that Priced at just 25 cents and sold where people shopped every day, they caused an instant sensation and were soon purchased by the hundreds of thousands. Created by such talented writers as Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon) and Richard Scarry, Little Golden Books have helped millions of children develop a lifelong love of reading. Today, Little Golden Books feature beloved classics such as The Poky Little Puppy and Scuffy the Tugboat, hot licenses, and new original stories--the classics of tomorrow, ready to be discovered between their sturdy cardboard covers and gold-foil spines.
Lilian Moore (1909-2004) was a poet and an editor who helped make children's books more affordable. She became the first editor of Scholastic's Arrow Book Club and Lucky Book Club after suggesting in 1957, while already working at Scholastic, that the company offer low-cost paperback editions of its books through the mail. She was also a prolific author of children's books, including Old Rosie, The Horse Nobody Understood, and the Little Raccoon series. Garth Williams (1912-1996) was known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. He brought to life some of the best-loved children's books of the twentieth century, including Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series and E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. Williams illustrated many timeless Golden Books, including Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, and The Friendly Book.