Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books by Mary Blair -- ESSENTIAL

Blair, Mary A Mary Blair Treasury of Golden Books 160 pgs. Random House, 2012. $19.99. PICTURE BOOK.

Reprints of several of author Mary Blair's old Golden Books, many of which are no longer available. Includes Baby's House, I Can Fly, The Golden Book of Little Verses, The Up and Down Book, and selections from The New Golden Song Book.

The stories are sweet and fun to read. The digitally-enhanced illustrations are colorful and clear, set off by the large format. Song book selections include both music and words, and cover such topics as singing games, hymns and carols, folk songs, and patriotic songs. Especially recommended for younger children, as older ones may find the stories and illustrations too juvenile.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by: Caryn

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