Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thrifty Thursday : Golden Books

I have always loved Golden Books. Being a Seventies child and all ... from a family who was living paycheck to paycheck for quite some time ... these little 50 cent books (5 cents at yard sales) were what my brother and I grew up on. Now, I make part of my "living" by altering these sweet books into journals.

As you can see, I do a lot of thrifting for these little treasures:

I get them from my local Goodwill, church thrift shops, yard sales, Ebay, etc. Sometimes folks will send me their old Goldens so that I can put them to good use. And often times my parents will scout for them all over Penobscot County. So, I have a bounty of these childhood treasures ... and love almost every one of them.

My particular favorite while growing up was this one:

Do you grow up on Golden Books? Which were your favorites? And where do you find them now?

For a great anthology on the history and collection of Golden Books, I recommend Golden Legacy. Check it out.

Enjoy your day,




Tara Rison said...

My all time favorites when I was little were:
The Monster at the End of This Book

Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree (or something like that ~ there is a witch in the story, too)

I loved one about a little girl whose mother has a baby. Such sweet illustrations. As a child I dreamed of a sibling, so I loved this one.

I can't remember the name of the other one, but it was about a little girl who has a birthday party. I remember they have a pinata at the party. I have never seen this one anywhere and cannot find my copy either.

I have to get that book you recommended. Maybe it could help me figure out the titles.

kim @ mommyknows said...

These are so cute! You are very talented. I don't remember having a favorite golden book. I love Dr. Seuss though. I do remember my sister and I studying the back covers though, it had pictures of all kinds of animals and characters on the back and we would pick our favorites.

Rhoda said...

Mine was "The Monster at the End of This Book" with Grover.

I also loved the "Color Kittens". I had a hard time choosing today when I bought two :)

This is a great idea!! I think they would make wonderful Christmas and Birthday presents!!

Keep it up :)