Now we turn another great publisher, Golden Press. Every parent knows them for the Little Golden Books, Scuffy the Tugboat and Mister Dog, but I'm interested in the large-format books here.
Well, first you can get many of the Little Golden Books and other work in larger, hardcover collections. We can plow through a series of these in one sitting.
Golden has published some fine collections of short stories and standards like Hans Christian Andersen.
And their own illustrated editions of other classics. I have these from Grosset & Dunlap as well.
And on to more advanced subjects, like this pair.
Here's the only one of all of these books that I did not find in a Goodwill or over at Value Village. I stumbled across this gem at Powell's Books in Portland, OR, and wrapped it up in a Brodart as soon as I got home.
This was a collaboration with LIFE magazine back in the 1960s of a long series they published about the natural world, and Golden printed the youth edition.
|Trilobites ... pwned!|
There are also excellent books about America's history and natural wonders.
And some fine books with how-to projects, things for kids to do.
Here are instructions for building a floating fucking turtle trap! We had it great in the 1970s. This book would be burned today. Check it out.
A few more large-format Goldens to finish us off.
When I'm in a large Goodwill like the main one south of downtown Seattle, I usually scan the spines of the hundreds of children's books on the shelves, looking primarily at the name of the publisher, not the title of the book itself. I always stop and look more closely at anything from Golden Press. I'm off to a tiny start on these.