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Little Fur Family Deluxe Edition in Keepsake Box Paperback – Box set, January 21, 2003
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From the Back Cover
There was a little fur family
warm as toast
smaller than most
in little fur coats
and they lived in a warm wooden tree.
The Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.
Cuddle up to a classic with this timeless story! Garth William's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Bound in imitation fur, Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight.
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.
Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.
In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).
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The story is just cute and curious, about a little "fur child" spending a day in the "wild wood". I just love how that sounds. He has a Mom and Dad that love him, he goes out by himself on an adventure, then returns home at sunset for a meal and to be tucked in and sang to by his furry parents. There is a little song at the end that is kind of hilarious, it doesn't really rhyme or make sense, I think that is what I love about it.
This book doesn't have the patronizing tone so many young children's books possess -this book doesn't talk down to your child- it's more like, of course after your Mom gives you breakfast, you go out in the world and explore all day. LOL, if only. I just love that notion. Very unique.
Top international reviews
The children love to hold it and read away but most of all it will help them to learn to respect all living creature. It will teach them that animals too have families which are loved and cared for just like themselves.
It makes a perfect gift.