In 1942, the launch of Little Golden Books revolutionized children’s book publishing by making high-quality picture books available at affordable prices. More than 60 years later, many of the original Golden Book titles are still wildly popular, with The Poky Little Puppy topping the list of ten bestselling children’s books of all time. Golden Books’ backlist is teeming with classics such as Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny, and features the stories and artwork of children’s book legends Mary Blair, Margaret Wise Brown, Richard Scarry, Eloise Wilkins, Garth Williams, and many more. Today, the Golden Books imprint includes an array of storybooks, novelty books, and coloring and activity books featuring all of the most popular licenses, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Thomas & Friends, The Cat in the Hat, Sesame Street, Marvel Super Heroes, and DC Super Friends. Golden Books continues to reissue the best of its backlist in a variety of formats, including ebooks and apps, as well as bringing out brand-new books in these evolving new formats.
Sue DiCicco is the author-illustrator of many beloved storybooks for children. Born in Southern California, she attended Cal Arts, then worked for Disney and other studios as an animator before opening her own studio. She illustrated the Little Golden Books The Poky Little Puppy's Wonderful Winter Day and The Poky Little Puppy and the Pumpkin Patch as well as Random House's Step into Reading titles The Poky Little Puppy, The Shy LIttle Kitten, Scuffy the Tugboat, The Little Red Caboose, Tootle, Tawny Scrawny LIon, and The Shy Little Kitten's Christmas. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.