The Little Big Book Of Animals is the latest addition to Welcome's wildly successful Little Big Book series. This enchanting and hefty little book is overflowing with all the animal fiction and true stories we have ever loved. Classic fairy tales, songs, poems, weird and wonderful facts, games, activities, and recipes, combined with exquisite vintage illustrations, make this book a source of endless fun and discovery for any child who adores animals. Included are: 12 Short Stories: including Rudyard Kipling's The Elephant Child, the original short story Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight, Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit, and the traditional tale of Chicken Little; 5 Literary Excerpts: from such classic animal novels as Charlotte's Web, Black Beauty, The Little Prince, Stuart Little, and The Velveteen Rabbit; 5 True Storeis: including Beryl Markham's He Was A Good Lion, Scarlett the Cat - the story of a courageous cat who risked her life to save her five kittens - Modoc the Circus Elephant, Koko The Gorilla, and Freyfriars Bobby - the most loyal dog in history; 19 Poems: Shel Silverstein's Bear In There, Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and The Carpenter, Ogden Nash's The Dog, A.A. Milne's The Three Foxes, Edward Lear's The Owl and The Pussycat, and many more; 9 Songs: including Little Bunny Foo Foo, Old MacDonald, The Animal Fair, Shoo Fly, and The Unicorn Song; 9 Activities: including classic games such as Duck, Duck Goose and Monkey In the Middle; creative crafts such as how to fashion Animal Puppets and create an Underwater Diorama; nature projects such as how to build an Ant Farm and plant a Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden; 11 Animal Facts spreads: including fun and unusual trivia about Sea Animals, Mythical Creatures, Bugs, Baby Animals, Cats, Dogs, and more; 8 Recipes: guaranteed to make your little ones ask for seconds, including Animal Pancakes, Bug Juice, Zoo Cake, and Ocean Soup; 15 jam-packed spreads of Animal Sayings, Word Games, Riddles, and Jokes.
About the Author
Katrina Fried is a Project Editor at Welcome Enterprises, Inc. She has edited and written numerous books, including The Wedding Planner (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), For Love of Angels (Andrews McMeel), and The Little Big Book of Animals (Welcome Books).
Lena Tabori is Publisher, Director and Founder of Welcome Enterprises, Inc., a publishing and packaging company based in New York and San Francisco. She has spent her professional life in publishing, beginning at Harry N. Abrams in 1967, which she later left to create Welcome and to co-found Stewart, Tabori & Chang. She has conceived and edited A Day In The Life Of Hollywood (Collins), Kisses (Turner), Our Christmas Book (Simon & Schuster), The Norman Rockwell Counting Book (Crown), Love: A Celebration in Art and Literature (with Jane Lahr for STC), The Little Big Book of Love (with Natasha Tabori Fried for William Morrow), The Little Big Book of Christmas (William Morrow), and The Little Big Book for Moms (with Alice Wong for Welcome Books), among her many projects.