The Friendly Bookby Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams
This whimsical collection of poems and stories by Margaret Wise Brown is back in print in its original format—the Little Golden Book. Garth Williams' artwork shines here, with the friendliest bunnies, dogs, and people ever!
Amie Rose Rotruck
Meet the Author
MARGARET WISE BROWN (1910-1952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless children's books inspired by her belief that the very young were fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling Golden titles are Mister Dog, The Color Kittens, The Golden Egg Book, Seven Little Postmen, The Friendly Book, and The Sailor Dog.
GARTH WILLIAMS (1912-1996) is known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. His unique style has brought to life some of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century, including E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, and the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. He illustrated many timeless Golden Books, among them Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, The Friendly Book, The Sailor Dog, The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, and The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse.
- Date of Birth:
- May 23, 1910
- Date of Death:
- November 13, 1952
- Place of Birth:
- Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Place of Death:
- Nice, France
- B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
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This was my favorite book as a child and even now when reading it I get the same pleasure as I did then. The illustrations are capitvating and the words are simple but true. It remains one of my favorite books. I have a copy of the original and will be reading it to my three year old neighbor.