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Review: Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book

August 21, 2014

Everything I Need to Know

If you were a fan of Little Golden Books, you’re sure to love Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow.  This book uses pictures from those classic books to illustrate some terrific advice.  The advice is simple but profound at times and reminds readers to step back, take a deep breath, and enjoy life.

Everything I Need to Know interior

From The Saggy Baggy Elephant by Kathryn and Byron Jackson, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren, 1947.

This book is beautifully made.  The binding is made to look like a Little Golden Book and the endpapers are the same as those found in those beloved classics.  The book is printed on heavy paper and features color throughout.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book is a quick, nostalgic read that would make a delightful gift.

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2014 7:25 am

    This does look so cute and what a great gift idea.

  2. August 21, 2014 7:58 am

    Love this!!

  3. August 21, 2014 7:58 am

    What book lover wouldn’t be excited to receive this book!

  4. August 21, 2014 8:09 am

    I miss those old days of little golden books!

  5. August 21, 2014 9:20 am

    I’ve seen this around, but haven’t taken the time to read it- I should do that.

  6. August 21, 2014 9:35 am

    Oh, I hadn’t heard of this and I just love LGBs, used to have quite a big collection! Must get this and I see they are coming out with a Christmas one too! Gorgeous artists they had in the old days.

  7. August 21, 2014 9:50 am

    Cute! I love Little Golden Books. I even have one of my Mom’s from the early 50s.

  8. August 21, 2014 9:54 am

    Aw, what a cute concept! I would love this, especially since I read Little Golden Books to my boys all the time. :)

  9. August 21, 2014 10:05 am

    I was a fan of Little Golden Books, and have dug them out of storage in order to begin reading to my grandson!

  10. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 21, 2014 10:38 am

    I adored Little Golden Books, and The Saggy Baggy Elephant was a favorite. Oh the memories your post brings back to me. Thanks, Kathy!

  11. August 21, 2014 11:57 am

    Little Golden Books…what lovelies they were…we used to get one every time we went shopping and were actually good!

  12. August 21, 2014 12:09 pm

    Thanks for your wonderful review Kathy. I’m just starting to ponder about the holidays and this does sound like it would make a wonderful gift.

  13. August 21, 2014 12:39 pm

    This sounds like SO much fun! I miss those Golden Books.

  14. August 21, 2014 2:39 pm

    Kathy,
    This looks and sounds like a wonderful and inspiring book. The elephant pic is very darling. I’d love a copy of this clever book! :-)

  15. August 21, 2014 3:14 pm

    I loved Little Golden Books, and so did my children! This sounds like such a fun read! I love that photo of the elephant, it made me LOL! Too cute!

  16. August 21, 2014 4:28 pm

    What a gas. I need to check this one out.

  17. August 21, 2014 4:36 pm

    Definitely a great gift idea! I’m a fan of Little Golden Books, and loved revisiting old favorites with the kid.

  18. August 21, 2014 5:49 pm

    i saw this one in one of those really cool bookstores and almost picked it up; now I wish I had! it sounds fabulous!

  19. bookingmama permalink
    August 21, 2014 6:11 pm

    I love this!!! My mom let me buy one Golden Book each time she took me to the grocery store when I was a kid!

  20. August 21, 2014 8:41 pm

    What a fun book!!

  21. August 22, 2014 11:40 am

    A friend of mine gave me this book and I love it!! Great Words to live by.

  22. Beth F permalink
    August 23, 2014 6:51 am

    Oh I love this!!! We, of course, had a ton of those Golden Books.

  23. August 23, 2014 5:52 pm

    This looks like a fun one! So sweet.

  24. August 25, 2014 12:40 pm

    I loved those books as a kid.

  25. Ryan permalink
    August 26, 2014 12:10 am

    Loved those books! They hold so many fond memories for me.

  26. Jeane permalink
    August 26, 2014 1:36 pm

    That does look cute. We’ve had many Little Golden Books in our house over the years.

  27. August 26, 2014 9:50 pm

    What fun – and probably true! :)

  28. September 12, 2014 11:54 pm

    I still have the Little Golden Books from when I was a kid, and I bought some for my daughter when she was a baby to add to the collection. I’ll have to check this out!

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