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Walt Disney's Dumbo (A Little Golden Book)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  26,260 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Everyone's favorite big-eared little elephant finds his way to the skies in this uplifting Little Golden Book. With artwork from the 1940s, allof the original charm and beauty of the Disney classic can be found in this vintage book. ...more
Hardcover, A Little Golden Book, 24 pages
Published September 14th 2004 by Golden/Disney (first published January 1st 1940)
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Peregrine 12
Dec 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Children, of course! And parents who'll read it to them.
Pure magic. I am convinced that this book was one of the very early, formative events of my life. No kidding. Thanks, Mom, for keeping me surrounded by Little Golden Books!
Heather's Mum
Sep 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Dumbo written by Helen Aberson
My big sister used to call me Dumbo because my little ears stuck straight out! (I was just as ornery with my retort calling her Purina Dog Chow.)

My dad would soothe my hurt feelings by first reading Dumbo, then the Ugly Duckling. "Now see," he would say, "how unkind words can hurt. Poor little Dumbo couldn't help how different his ears were - he was still precious and beautiful to his mommy and daddy. Someday he will grow up and look just fine. And just like the Ug
Shirley Revill
When I was a child long,long ago this was one of my favourite stories. My children and grandchildren loved this book as much as me. The movie is magical especially through a child's eyes. Highly recommended for children big or small. ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I must admit that this book kinda scared me when I was younger. I don't remember exactly why, but it did.. I should read it again, because it has probably been more then 10 years. ...more
Sep 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-book
A great book to teach children the importance of acceptance of character instead of appearance.
Holly Letson
I always enjoyed this movie and book.
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is so sad, I love it, Dumbo is one of my childhood favorite stories
Josie Marie
Dumbo is about an elephant that is made fun of because he has very big ears. This teaching young students about accepting each other as you are.
Kaitlin Niedert
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
When a circus elephant is born with large ears, he is given the name Dumbo. After being taunted by kids at a show, his mother was so angry that she got locked up. Dumbo causes accidents that injure other circus animals and is dress up like a clown and has to perform dangerous stunts. Dumbo soon learns his enormous ears allow him to fly and he decides to show everyone at the circus his new talent.
Chloë got this as a Christmas present, and I read it to her and Claudia when they were supposed to be settling down for bed. They listened to it, but it did not settle them down for any longer than the time it took to read though - too wound up, might miss something... (Sorry to anyone who actually wanted a review of the book, but this is what mattered to me about the experience.)
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-ya
You don't even need to go much beyond the copyright page to be charmed. A little mouse, leading a floppy eared elephant, is hilarious. And the red hat was darling. I could just imagine, "The acrobats, the jugglers, the tumblers, the snake charmers, scramble to their places on the train." This is another gem in childen's literature. ...more
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
Adam says, "I liked everything about this book-- the pictures and everything else. Its about Dumbo the flying elephant and the ringmaster turned him into a clown and people were laughing at him. Dumbo didn't stay a clown. He learned to fly and became the star of the circus." ...more
John Yelverton
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the greatest stories that ever came out of the Walt Disney Company and I cannot recommend it enough to both young and old.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The moral of the story is forgiveness in this edition 😍
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, 2017
WAY too many words for a Little Golden Book but it's a classic! ...more
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Alaina Davidson
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I remember reading this as a kid and being so upset about Dumbo. It reminds me of my childhood when I read it.
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everyone’s favorite big-eared elephant will delight young readers in this Golden Look-Look Book. Children will cheer for the young elephant and his faithful friend, Timothy Mouse, as he learns to use his over-sized ears to fly and becomes the star of the circus.

As children enjoy this beloved story, parents should help them recognize the hurtfulness and pain felt from bullying. The unfolding story will help them learn about compassion, acceptance, diversity, and the strength of family.

Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for my seven year old.

There were a couple challenging words for my seven year old, second grader to read. It also introduced a few new words and increased her vocabulary. I would recommend this book to others. She read this book to me and then we went to see Dumbo in theatres!
Zachary McCoy
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: child-lit
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Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
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Chera The Chicken Nugget
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cried even tho i have watched the movies 45 times
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This Disney book is about a little elephant named Dumbo. In the story, Dumbo gets made fun of for having big floppy ears.
Sam Weigert
These are books about Disney's tales. ...more
Kylie Abecca
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always adored Dumbo and this book is no exception. A beautiful story.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Apparently I liked it as a child but it simply isn’t a story I want to give my child.
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it
As with any movie storybook, this is a watered-down version of events. Depending on what the young reader loves about the film, they may or may not enjoy this.
Kilana Brammer
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The way they treat Dumbo is so sad. This book is imaginative but very unrealistic. I still love it though.
Has anyone seen the new Live Action movie of it?
Martene Wilson
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In love with this classic 😍
Ishady Myeesha
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite! The cutest!
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