The Friendly Book by Margaret Wise Brown
(Big Little Golden Book)

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I like cars / Red cars, green cars / Sports limousine cars / I like cars . . .Since 1954 parents and children have adored The Friendly Book, where everything is likable, from bugs to boats and from cars to stars. Garth Williams’s lively illustrations are a perfect counterpart to Margaret Wise Brown’s playful lists of wonderful things.

About Margaret Wise Brown

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MARGARET WISE BROWN (1910-1952), best known as the author of Goodnight Moon, wrote countless children's books inspired by her belief that the very young were fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Among her many bestselling Golden titles are Mister Dog, The Color Kittens, The Golden Egg Book, Seven Little Postmen, The Friendly Book, and The Sailor Dog. GARTH WILLIAMS (1912-1996) is known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. His unique style has brought to life some of the best-loved children's books of the 20th century, including E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, and the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. He illustrated many timeless Golden Books, among them Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, The Friendly Book, The Sailor Dog, The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies, and The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse.
Published December 1, 1984 by Goldencraft. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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With Garth Williams' pictures, perfectly keyed to her verse, here are poems about the things Miss Brown liked:- cars, trains, fish, snow, people.

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It's a paean to dogs and boats, cars and stars-as in ""I like stars/ Far stars/ Quiet stars/ Bright Stars/ Light stars/ I like stars/ A star that is shooting across the dark sky/ A star that is shining right straight in your eye/ I like stars."" Williams packs the illustrations with quirky, o...

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