Little Fur Family

Little Fur Family

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Garth Williams

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The timeless classic -- the perfect gift for everyone's favorite child.

The Little Fur Family tells of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.


The timeless classic -- the perfect gift for everyone's favorite child.

The Little Fur Family tells of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.

Editorial Reviews

A sweet board book based on Margaret Wise Brown's resilient 1946 classic about "a little fur family / warm as toast / smaller than most / in little fur coats." Who could resist these endearing creatures or the book's furry cover?
Publishers Weekly
The 1946 title Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Garth Williams, is now available in a hand-size board book format with a patch of brown fur on the cover. This may be a new format, but the rest remains the classic tale of a little brown bear who spends a day of discovery in the woods. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
All of those who grew up comforted by Margaret Wise Brown's wonderfully simple tales, including many illustrated by Garth Williams, will be delighted to know this classic is available as a board book. Now enthusiastic infants and toddlers can enjoy feeling the warm silky fur on the cover, as they follow the little fur child throughout his day. It is perfectly possible these human little ones will also like to hear their mothers and fathers sing them the song that puts the little fur child to sleep. 2005 (orig. 1946), Harper Festival/Harper Collins, Ages 2 to 6.
—Mary Hynes-Berry

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Edition description:
Board Book
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Product dimensions:
4.92(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include Nibble Nibble, My World, Where Have You Been?, Christmas in the Barn, The Dead Bird, and Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.

Garth Williams's classic illustrations for the Little House books caused Laura to remark that she "and her folks live again in these pictures." Garth Williams also illustrated Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and almost one hundred other books.

Brief Biography

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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Little Fur Family 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enchanting little book. I loved reading it as a child and the furry cover is irresistible. Now 25 years old, I recently read it to my bunny before he passed away, the end of the book reads:  "Sleep, sleep, our little fur child, Out of the windiness, Out of the wild. Sleep warm in your fur All night long, In our little fur family. This is a song."  How wonderful that such a small little book could speak volumes to my heart. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this sweet little book was one of my daughter's favorites. We originally had the regular storybook edition, and it was a favorite - then we got this very sweet tiny edition with the furry covers - she loved it. She's 25 now, but I'm glad the book is still available - I frequently give it as a gift to young children.
Pearll More than 1 year ago
A classic that will become your child's favorite, especially with the furry cover!
frog2u More than 1 year ago
My boys are 21 and 18, they still say the line from the book, "bless you everytime you sneeze". When grandparents were in town, it made grandma cry, because she remembers reading this book at nap time almost every day when they were little. I am sure it will be something that is passed on to their children someday.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son was given this book for his first birthday and it is one of his favorites. Great to read aloud, recite throughout the day, and read again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a child, this one was of my favorite books. The beautiful , simple story, comforting words and adorable illustrations make it, in my opinion, one of the best children's books ever published.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story line and the detail art work make this book a marvelous first book for every child.... It will be a life long favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Darling story, charming illustrations, and a soft furry cover! Great for baby's first book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book as a child, and still have my original copy. A few years ago, I started looking for new copies of my old favorites. I was happy to see this still in print with the original artwork and bought a copy. Truly worthwhile.