||This compilation of 12 classic picture books includes unabridged versions of GOODNIGHT MOON by Margaret Wise Brown, CAPS FOR SALE by Esphyr Slobodkina, HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON by Crockett Johnson, CRICTOR by Tomi Ungerer, A BABY SISTER FOR FRANCES by Russell Hoban, LEO THE LATE BLOOMER by Robert Kraus, WILLIAM'S DOLL by Charlotte Zolotow, IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE by Laura Joffe Numeroff, GEORGE SHRINKS by William Joyce, BABY SAYS by John Steptoe, FROM HEAD TO TOE by Eric Carle, and PETE'S A PIZZA by William Steig. All the stories in this collection are accompanied by their original artwork.
||From early, beloved classics such as Goodnight Moon and Harold and the Purple Crayon to such recent treasures as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Pete's a Pizza, this collection assembles twelve of the greatest picture books ever published. Parents can share the joy of introducing young children to many timeless favorites that have already enchanted millions of readers.This volume offers a wonder-filled opportunity for preschoolers and families to own and share "the best of the best."All royalties for HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection will be donated to First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.
|Editors Note 2
||Goodnight Moon, A Baby Sister for Frances, and From Head to Toe are just three of the twelve full-sized reproductions of classic picture books by various well-known authors in this colorful anthology, which includes background information for the reader. (Ages 2-5)