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
They love these classic books, and we love them because we remember reading some of these same stories as children.
This collection of stories will make a wonderful gift for new or expecting parents or for older children who love to read.
We received this book as a baby gift for our now-10-year old son, and it has been a bedtime story basic ever since.
absolutely wonderfulwe use this in our home school and my 5 year old daughter loves it they combined newer stories with classic stories and they label each story by whether it's a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jenny
I bought a lot of story collections to celebrate my new arrival to minimize space needed to store them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Agbowo
The stories in this book are superb. We have read and re-read and re-read again. But as wonderful as the stories are, many of the illustrations are missing or much too small. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anisha Hopkinson
This treasury is wonderful; the selected books include many that are now favorites (some well know, others less so, but nearly all wonderful: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, A Chair for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda Cuckovich
Magnificent treasury of stories, truly a treasure! My favorite gift for parents to be.Published 2 months ago by Abbie
What I love about this book is that it contains all of the great stories & authors either I grew up with or read to my Children. You will not be disappointed in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paula S.
This is a great compilation of stories. Some I've never heard of (ex. I Hear, I See, I Touch; Stevie; Ten, Nine, Eight). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Elismama
One of my favorite books for reading to children. I nearly wore it out when I read it to my son (first born) before my daughter came along. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Lindsey