Friday, September 26, 2014

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow

Little Golden Books--they're timeless and a part of almost every kid's little library, but this Little Golden Book is a bit different than the ones that we grew up with. Even though it has the traditional golden foil spine and a place to scrawl your name in the inside front cover, this book isn't for children; it's for adults.

The longtime editorial director for Golden Books and author of this new Golden Book argues that "there's a good chance that many of us learned pretty much everything that really matters about life from what we read between those sturdy, gilt-bound cardboard covers." Who would've thought that classics like The Poky Little Puppy, Doctor Dan, and Saggy Baggy Elephant that we read and our parents read before us, would be the key to our success as an adult?

In this fast, nostalgic read Muldrow gives us the keys to success while pairing good advice like, "daydream," "stargaze," and "savor the seasons as they roll around" with original illustrations from various Little Golden Books. The artwork, which is now a vintage style, will make you fondly remember your childhood while offering a bit of inspiration during the often chaotic daily routines we all have.

If you're looking for something fast to read, beautiful illustrations to look at, or you want to feel like a kid again, this is the book for you.