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Children's LiteratureTwelve original Little Golden Books are compiled into this one volume of fantastic farm tales. Parents and grandparents alike will enjoy sharing these familiar stories with their simple, colorful, and detailed illustrations that many of them grew up reading. A familiar story, "The Little Red Hen," accompanies other stories such as "The Shy Little Kitten," "Baby Farm Animals," and "A Day on the Farm." The original stories Books averaged 25 pages. This compilation is larger in format and printed on sturdier paper than the original Little Golden Books. They range from publications issued as early as 1942 to the most recent which was 1973. The book will appeal to beginning readers for its easy text and colorful illustrations. It is also an excellent book for parents to pull out for bedtime stories, because children will have a great selection to choose from. 2005, Random House, Ages 2 to 10.
—Melissa A. Caudill