View Full Version : Little Golden Books: Apart of YOUR childhood?

October 21st, 2010, 6:43 AM
Notably one of the most popular children's book series when I was younger (and maybe still today, I'm not sure), Little Golden Books (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Golden_Books) have made an impact on children's lives all over the world. For some, these books with the golden spines have added imagination and wonder to their childhood.

Have you experienced something similar, perhaps growing up with reading these books and eventually not reading them anymore? Or maybe you just can't let go of how amazing they are and still read them occasionally? And have you had any exciting experiences as a child when reading these books - laughing, smiling, crying? Oh and which is your favourite? Share all of your memories of these wonderful children's books. :)

I remember as a kid, these were the only books I really read. I'm not sure why, but they just made me happy and filled a part of me that other books couldn't fill. I didn't really have an overall favourite, though sadly only a few come to mind. Though... wow, these books were amazing and occasionally I like to re-read them when I go through my drawer. Fun stuff <3

October 21st, 2010, 6:53 AM
this is funny because i very recently (and unexpectedly, seeing as i only have a few remnants from my childhood) found one of my old Little Golden Books, Pocahontas. the books didnt really change my life but they're so cute and really nostalgic. there were a lot of old books (The Velveteen Rabbit, Stellaluna, Corduroy, Chrysanthemum, Little Critter, Berenstain Bears, Frog and Toad, all things Shel Silverstein etc) i used to read as a child that i remember being so creative and inspiring, especially in comparison to children's books now that tend to be a little more simplistic and exclusively entertaining rather than comprising valuable underlying messages n stuff.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
October 21st, 2010, 8:42 AM
I remember having them around as a child, I don't recall being particularly interested in them. Then again, I was weird as a child. I think my parents must have bought them thinking I would be, though. I doubt we'd still have them around (probably donated to charity or something when my brother outgrew them).

I wasn't really into children's stories at all as a child. This is no lie, but I would much rather have read the documentation that came with my parent's tax return or the operating manual for our old VCR than read any children's literature.

October 21st, 2010, 9:16 AM
Never heard of them. I read factual books as a child. Still, I'm fond of Pookie (http://weheartbooks.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/pookie-front-cover.jpg) as an adult. Childrens stories are heartwarming and idealistic; in fact, I think I can appreciate them better reading them for the first time now than I would've as a child. It's a reminder in the harsh monotony of adult life that not everything has to be depressing.

October 21st, 2010, 12:05 PM
I read a lot of Dr. Seuss back in my day. In fact the first book that I can remember reading on my own is The Foot Book followed by some of his others like I wish I had Duck Feet, Dr. Seuss's ABC's, The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Now that I'm older though I tend to really like The Butter Battle Book and The Lorax. I think those two especially teach great messages to kids in a fun way. Instead of being boring and to the point like some of the more recent children's books.

I also loved the Black Lagoon books! I remember The Librarian from the Black Lagoon being one of my favorites from the series. Sadly I ended up giving away most of my books due to having a few too many and I'm afraid I might have ended up giving away both the Black Lagoon books and most of my Dr. Seuss books. I do have a few though that I've held onto and I like to skim through them when I think of it.

October 22nd, 2010, 6:35 PM
Well, not very much to me, since I didn't read most of these.

But say, uh, didn't anyone know that there was a Little Golden Book Land special?

Vulpes bicaudata
October 24th, 2010, 5:42 PM
Forever, you gotta stop spelling "a part" as "apart". "Apart" is NOT the same as "a part". Grr.

October 25th, 2010, 2:30 PM
Forever, you gotta stop spelling "a part" as "apart". "Apart" is NOT the same as "a part". Grr.
If you read into these things, you might find it is:

From French à part; (Latin ad) + part ("part").

The many other words like this one were previously seperate too; in books from the 19th century it's not uncommon to find terms that are now single words to be two words hyphenated. One can always argue that we're supposed to have moved on by now, but the previous way of doing things was never ruled incorrect, it just fell out of use.