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This impressive collection of concept books, wordless books, picture books, and read-aloud stories was artfully compiled by longtime children's book editor and publisher Janet Schulman. Stories are coded red, blue, and green to designate age groupings from baby/toddler books such as Whose Mouse Are You?, through preschool books such as Where the Wild Things Are, to longer stories for ages 5 and older such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The reason the book isn't bigger than Babar is because many of the illustrations from each story were reduced or removed to fit the anthology's format. (Leo Lionni's Swimmy, for example, takes up 5 pages total, compared to its original 29 pages.) Brief biographical notes that are surprisingly quirky shine a little light on the 62 authors and illustrators, and an index helps, too, for the child who likes one story best. We love the idea of being within easy reach of a Star-Belly Sneetch, a William Steig donkey, and a Sendak monster at all times, and we're sure your little bookworms will, too. (Click to see a sample spread from The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury, compilation copyright © 1998 by Janet Schulman, illustrations © renewed 1997 by William Steig.) (All ages) --Karin Snelson
The new mother-to-be loved it, and will love reading it to her child.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased two of these books for gifts. Both responses to the book were very positive.Published 19 days ago by Jolene Peterson
Even though many of the books are abridged or have multiple pages on each page, this is a wonderful treasury! Read morePublished 20 days ago by jj
My daughter is 2.5 and LOVES this book. We read it frequently at bedtime and her favorite stories change all the time. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Jersey Strong
Received this as a gift and love that I'll be able to share and read aloud classic and favorites from my own childhood.Published 1 month ago by CW