Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hari Raya Treats

This year, I let my children to use their 'duit raya'. They can spend half of their 'duit raya' to buy toy and book they liked and half of it will be goes to their saving. For toys, Anwar bought one of his favorite Thomas train collection and Sofea bought Barbie sun-glasses and watch. And for books, Anwar want to add his Backyard Books collection. So I bought, Are You a Bee? for him. As for Sofea, I bought Tangled Disney new movie about Rapunzel and for Ashraf, I bought The Please and Thank You Book by Golden Books.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

There’s nothing like a Little Golden Book!

I like their tag “there’s nothing like a Little Golden Book”, this is true. Golden Books, I heard about this publisher before but I don’t really keen to check what they have to offer. But when I purchased the Eloise Wilkin Stories published by them, I fall in love with this publisher and started to collect their books especially a Little Golden Book Collection. Golden Books has changed the publishing history when they launched Little Golden Books in 1942 at 25 cents each. For the first time, children books were high quality and low-priced. They were available to almost all children and affordable for most families, American families in particular. To date, over 2 billion Little Golden Books have been printed and sold all over the world. Last week I bought Friendly Tales by Margaret Wise Brown; there are twenty stories and poems in it. I enjoyed reading it to my children and they love them too. Some of our favorite stories are Pussy Willow, The Train to Timbuctoo, The Color Kittens, Home for Bunny and Mister Dog. I highly recommend this wonderful book!