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The Golden Egg Book (Big Little Golden Book) Hardcover – January 13, 2004

4.7 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

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"Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?
So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny--and a little duck that is about to hatch!

About the Author

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 The Sailor Dog, The Color Kittens, Mister Dog, Seven Little Postmen, and Home For A Bunny.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Big Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; 1 edition (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037582717X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375827174
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.3 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had fond memories of this little book (and one called The Whispering Rabbit), and the images were etched in my mind, so I searched for them to have to read to my little ones. I was thrilled to find both books, and ordered them, only to be disapointed that the illustrations were not the same as I remembered. Upon further research, I found the original on ebay in a book titled The Whispering Rabbit and Other Stories by Margaret Wise Brown, Copyright Weekly Reader Book Club Edition, 1965. The Book includes the 2 aforementioned stories, and The Friendly Book, Scuppers Song, and Rabbit Poem.
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I loved this book as a child, and still find it magical after more decades than I'd like to admit. It's a gentle story about wonder, imagination, surprise, and friendship, and Weisgard's illustrations are enchanting. It just doesn't get much better than this. I'm in the book biz, and in my profession I look at lots and lots of picture books.
"The Golden Egg Book" has a universal appeal that still holds its own after all these years, and will continue to engage children for a long time.
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As a child I used to check this book out of the libarary EVERYTIME I went. I remember crying one week because the only copy available was the one I was returning and they hadn't put it back on the shelf and I couldn't take it home. My best friend and I would read and re-read this book. We just loved the bunny kicking, rolling, and jumping on the egg and then the same happening to him when he fell asleep and the egg hatched. The bunny and duck became best friends, I met my best friend through reading this book in 1965 and we are still best friends today. I cried when my mom gave me and my friend copies of this book a couple of years ago as a gift.
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Charmingly written by Margaret Wise Brown and superbly illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, The Gold Egg Book is a true picturebook classic telling the story of the rambling imagination of one little bunny as he tries to figure out just what is inside a beautiful blue egg. A whole new generation of children ages 2 to 5 will delight in this lively story as the bunny tries to shake, push, and even jump on the egg in his attempts to break it. But the egg won't hatch until it is ready! The Golden Egg Book will prove to be an enthusiastically popular addition to family, preschool, and community library collections.
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By Grace on March 20, 2006
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My mother used to read it to me and now I am reading it to my daugther (she's 2 1/2). It is a family favorite. The story is beautiful, touching, sweet, etc. I love the language/word choice used by the author. I could read it to my daughter every day and not get tired of it. And, the illustrations are exquisite. They are so detailed and beautiful. If you do not own this book, go and buy it. It's worth every penny. You will not be disappointed. They don't make them like this anymore! This is a classic.
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I LOVE this book and remember it well from my own childhood ( still have my original copy )...but I wish it had been published in it's original format...which was quite a bit larger and with a finer paper stock.
It is a reall classic with a wonderful story and delightful illustrations. Making it smaller lessens it's impact.
I do realize that the book is now available in two sizes and this is the larger of the two...but I hope when I buy more copies of it next year for little friends during the Easter season...that I will be able to purchase it in its original size.
Cheryl Webb Scott
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The first book I can recall my Great Grandmother, who raised me, reading to me was The Golden Egg book. Grammie had a farm, and I was so surprised every time any of the eggs would hatch from either the chickens or the ducks.
It was given to me as an Easter gift and by my birthday I knew it by heart.
I read it to my children, and I now read it to my grand children. I have a new copy of this book for my grand children when they have their first child for them to read to them.
To me there is something so wonderful as a child asking that question,"Read to me mommy?"
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I did not know this book as a child, but have come to revere Margaret Wise Brown's books as I read them to my boys, and this is now my favourite book (the kids love it too). It has such a silly humour in it, as a little bunny wonders what is in the egg (A little boy? An elephant?), tries to find out (rolling the egg down a hill, throwing a little rock at it), then finally fally into a deep sleep. The duckling that emerges from the egg is equally puzzled by the bunny (What could this little fur thing be?), and proceeds to subject the sleeping bunny to the same treatment he got, trying to wake him. In the end all that matters is that they are friends, "And no one was ever alone again." I cant think of a more comforting thought to send a child to sleep with.

The illustratins are gorgeous, and the book is worth every penny.
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