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*Eloise Wilkin Stories: A Little Golden Book Collection* by various authors, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin





 
Eloise Wilkin Stories: A Little Golden Book Collection
by various authors, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
ages 2-8 224 pages Golden Books September 2005 Hardcover    

From the beautifully illustrated cover through to the last page, readers touched by nostalgia for familiar stories and pictures will delight in Eloise Wilkin Stories. This book is also a lovely way to introduce young children to these much-loved tales.

The introduction by Deborah Wilkin Springett, Eloise Wilkinís daughter, is touching and heartfelt. She discusses her motherís background in art and the path she took in her illustration career. This led to doll design, and Eloise Wilkinís books and dolls are still some of the most collectible objects around.

This collection features nine of her most treasured stories: "Busy Timmy" by Kathryn and Byron Jackson, "Guess Who Lives Here" by Louise Woodcock, "Wonders of Nature" by Jane Werner Watson, "Selections from A Childís Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson, and my personal favorites: "We Help Mommy" by Jean Cushman, "Baby Listens," "Baby Dear," and "Baby Looks" by Esther Wilkin (Eloiseís sister).

I was overjoyed to show "We Help Mommy" to my young daughter, and I am hoping she will come to love it as much as I did (and still do!). The illustrations are absolutely exquisite reminders of the past that still translate to joyful moments today. This is a must-purchase book for anyone wanting to reminisce and introduce this fantastic illustrator to todayís generation.
 


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