HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection

HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection

by Various, Katherine Tegen
     
 

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From early, beloved classics such as Goodnight Moon and Harold and the Purple Crayon to such recent treasures as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Pete's a Pizza, this collection assembles twelve of the greatest picture books ever published. Parents can share the joy of introducing young children to many timeless favorites that have already

Overview

From early, beloved classics such as Goodnight Moon and Harold and the Purple Crayon to such recent treasures as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Pete's a Pizza, this collection assembles twelve of the greatest picture books ever published. Parents can share the joy of introducing young children to many timeless favorites that have already enchanted millions of readers.

This volume offers a wonder-filled opportunity for preschoolers and families to own and share "the best of the best."

All royalties for HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
If you're looking for a handsome collection of beloved picture books, HarperCollins has put together this impressive and valuable treasury of its best. Including 12 unabridged books reproduced at their actual sizes, the keepsake encompasses older children's classics, such as Goodnight Moon and Caps for Sale, along with newer ones like George Shrinks and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The book also contains explanatory and reading side notes on each featured book, along with an introduction by children's lit expert Valerie Lewis. A perfect gift for birthdays, special events, or holiday shopping, this gem will be a young reader's dream.
Publishers Weekly
Well-loved books and stories come together in a batch of fall compendiums. The HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection offers 12 enduring tales (their covers make a stamp-sized border on the cover) in one handsomely designed keepsake edition that preserves the feel of the original volumes. The anthology contains Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon, illus. by Clement Hurd (1947); Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (1955); William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by William P ne du Bois (1971); and the more recent Pete's a Pizza by William Steig (1998), among others. Editorial commentary, suggestions for sharing the book with children and brief biographies of authors and illustrators are included after each story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060080945
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
319,343
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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HarperCollins Publishers is a proud supporter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.

HarperCollins Publishers is a proud supporter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.

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