- Publish Date: September 22, 2009
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Juvenile Fiction - Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
- Publisher: Welcome Books
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- Pages: 224
- US Price: $24.95
- CDN Price: $29.95
- ISBN: 978-1-59962-071-8
"Full-bleed vintage illustrations by Jesse Wilcox-Smith, Maxfield Parrish, Margaret Evans Price and others grace the pages of this cheerful 9"x9" hardcover book, divided into five sections: arts and crafts activities, condensed fairy tales, songs, games, and nursery rhymes. The projects are simple and have buoyant instructions (steps to make 'Animal Masks' suggest, 'Add some hairs if you are a mammal, scales if you are feeling reptilian, or feathers to fluff in the birdbath'); songs such as 'Old MacDonald' and 'Ants Go Marching' include musical notation; and familiar stories and rhymes appear as well. The lively assemblage will appeal to toddlers, and the heirloom images should captivate them as well as nostalgic adults."
"A treasure trove of games, activities, songs, rhymes, stories and more that toddlers will adore. All the well-loved classics of childhooh are given pride of places, along with fabulous cintage children's illustrations in gently muted, textured colors that add to the nostalgic appeal...a great resource for preschool staff and teachers, libraries, and parents and schools as well. Children will love the beautiful pictures that heavily stud the whole book. Great editorial selection of literature, ideas and illustrations are presented beautifully to children and adults."