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Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  407 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise and witty guide to the holidays! Delightfully retro yet utterly of the moment, this companion to the bestselling EVERYTHING NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK will delight fans of those gold foil-spined treasures. Featuring iconic art from Gold ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by Golden Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Jennifer Loved the first book, sure the Christmas book is just as much fun. I have heard there are problems with the digital copies, but I can't imagine you…moreLoved the first book, sure the Christmas book is just as much fun. I have heard there are problems with the digital copies, but I can't imagine you would want this in anything but print. It comes with the gold foil spine & the cardboard covers, that bring back those wonderful childhood memories.(less)

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Sara
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun Christmas book that will bring back lots of fond memories for anyone who grew up with Little Golden Books!
jv poore
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it
A very thoughtful gift, I thoroughly enjoyed reliving my favored Little Golden Books in this outstanding Christmas collection.
booklady
Remember those Little Golden Books you grew up with? Diane Muldrow has selected some of the best pictures from your favorites and arranged them here to make a brand new book about Christmas. Part trip down memory lane, part warm-up for the holidays* and all eye-candy. Whether you read it or just enjoy the full page illustrations, Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book has all the charm of every Golden Book plus the variety that comes from being a sort of gr ...more
Nicola Mansfield

What a lovely picture book for grown-ups! If you love Little Golden Books and they make you feel all nostalgic and warm and fuzzy inside this is the book for you. A beautiful picture book, where each page is taken from an LGB from the 40s-60s with one each from the 70s and 80s. Some of my favourite artists are here: Eloise Wilkin, Garth Williams, Tibor Gergely and Gustaf Tenggren. There's also plenty of Richard Scarry and Corrine Malvern, plus an illustrator I hadn't been familiar with whose pic
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Amy
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Share a nostalgic treasure with a new generation in, Everything I Need To Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow. With pages from The Gingerbread Man, and The Taxi That Hurried and Jingle Bells, adult readers will instantly be swept down memory lane. Easily passed down from grandparent to grandchild, Little Golden Book perfectly captures the essence of bridging generations. With pages from over forty beloved Little Golden Books from the 1940’s to the 1990’s, gu ...more
Elizabeth Green
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
It was very nostalgic of reading many Little Golden Books during my childhood. I loved the illustrations from some of the classic stories. This book gives you all the warm and fuzzy Christmas feelings. It would make a good secret Santa gift for someone. Not much complaints there’s just not much of a story.
Blue
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
My aunt bought this book for her one year old great grand niece. Because obviously this is the demographic this book was written for. Ah, but I kid.

Turns out my aunt has a special connection to Little Golden Books. As the baby of the family, born after the Great Depression was over and my grandfather's medical practice was established, my aunt acquired a vast empire (uh...collection...a substantial collection) of Little Golden Books.

Even after she had outgrown them my aunt carefully stored her
...more
Alexandra
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
don't know why i'm in the mood to read christmas picture books seeing as how it's not even halloween but it is what it is. this book i was expecting to be snarky judging by the cover but it was actually really sweet. it was mainly just pictures from previous little golden books (mostly christmas book pictures but a few weren't) and a nice little dialogue to go along with the pictures all about how hectic and crazy the holiday season can be, but how it's so important to make time for family and f ...more
Meredith
I meant to read this around Christmas time, but is was still packed in some boxes I had not yet unpacked after the move. I actually forgot that I bought it! So, a pleasant surprise for me when I found it upon finally unpacking that box.

I loved, loved, loved reading through this book and then flipping back through reminiscing which Golden Books I had when I was younger that were represented in this collection. I really love what Diane Muldrow has done with this series. Anyone who love Little Gol
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Gabriela Souto
I won this book in a giveaway in exchange for an honest review .

I really liked it, it's a beautiful book , with illustrations from several decades, since 1940 .
It shows the spirit of Christmas with pictures and nice phrases.
It is a collage that worked out well and I would definitely read it for kids.
Jill Talbert
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-bookshelves
I really didn't expect to find advice on how to improve my Christmas from this book. What I did find was special memories of my son's childhoods. It brought tears to my eyes remembering those times spent with my sons. It also makes a great Christmas coffee table book. Well done!
Janis
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
The joy in this is seeing some of your favorite images from those books we all read as kids. Good thing the price is--relative to regular books--similarly lower. Cute, but then this one gets regifted or given to the local used book store.
Alexandra
There's advice in this book? I think I missed that. I got this mostly to look at the pictures because I grew up reading Golden Books. I loved the pictures. The words that accompany the pictures seemed stupid. But it was nice to look at the pictures and feel like a kid again.
Lisa
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the pictures from all the other Golden Books & that it gave credit on each page for the book the picture came from. Including Author & Illustrator.
However I thought the store was lacking, but was happy it addressed the true meaning of CHRISTmas, the birth of Jesus.
Elevetha
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
A charming book that's good fun to page through, especially if you have read a great number of Golden Books. Unfortunately, the only two stories I recognized from this were The Poky Little Puppy and Animal Friends. Seeing a picture from that last one was such a blast from the past.
Vanessa
Dec 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
it was neat to see illustrations from so many little golden books.
Jocelin
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it
A great seasonal gift that is fun for all ages.
Karen
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The illustrations is this book weren't quite as familiar to me as in Diane Muldrow's previous book. Just as much fun though.
Arlene
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
I love this little book featuring art from many Little Golden Books.
Karin
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
This is an actual picture book for adults. Probably ok for children too.
Shelly Hammond
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is just so darn cute! If you grew up (or are still growing up) with the Little Golden Books this book is just a trip down memory lane with all the pictures from the most beloved books. With the turn of every page the new images just make you smile and bring you back to your childhood. Now, if you didn't grow up with the books, this book would still be terrific with the adorable old fashioned and newer style pictures and the cute little words that run across the bottom of the pages tell ...more
Jennifer Jimenez
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
the illustrations in this book are beautiful, but it's nothing more than that. the story that goes along with it isn't sweet or insightful, and it felt like they chose the illustrations and then struggled to add text. nice if you get it for free or see it on a shelf and want a quick read, but don't go out buying this unless you're doing it only for the drawings
Kelly
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
In keeping with the "Everything I need to Know About..." Little Golden Books, this was a neat little book reminding us of the meaning of Christmas, and to take a step back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the season.
Heather-McC
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Addressing such hard hitting questions as to the whereabouts of Santa and how to deal with your relatives, this 'Little Golden' compilation focuses on the winter holiday that kicks many people into high gear.
Lorraine
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, christmas
Such a nostalgic and magical little book filled with enchanting illustrations.
Hemavathy DM Suppiah
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous, gorgeous illustrations, that bring the message home very beautifully. 🎄🎄🎄
Erin Mcmahon
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet story it reminds me of my childhood. I love golden books!
Gina Andrews
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun book with pictures from different Little Golden Books that featured Christmas
Sherri Anderson
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute.
Gina
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haha I love Little Golden Books, especially those illustrated by Eloise Wilkin.
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Diane Muldrow grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She later attended Ohio University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Magazine Journalism and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts: Dance. After her graduation, Diane moved to New York. She spent several years performing as an actress and dancer in New York’s downtown avant-garde performance scene. She also danced in a performance at Lincoln Cen ...more
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