Book Review / Summer Vacation Plans?

Another book that I found at the New York City Public Library was this gem that is full of wonderful advice about what you should do this summer!

book cover

Have you seen this book?  Do you remember “Little Golden Books”?

I remember collecting a wide variety of these when my son was little.  They were a perfect length for bedtime reading and had such a nice “happily ever after” ending (or at least the ones I remember). These were constants on the shelves as I traded other books that I was using at school depending upon the season and the age.

I’m not saying that these are great literature and are worthy of “stickers” as we heard Jackie Woodson talk about at #TCRWP’s Reading Institute.  But do check out the messages that I found in a very quick perusal of the book’s pages.

turn off tv

(And it’s very important to note that this page says 1959.  I didn’t know that color TV had even been invented in 1959.  Maybe color TVs just hadn’t made it to Iowa yet! History of color TV here at wikipedia.)

So if you turn off the TV, you should . . .


Clever, NO?  Not convinced?

More wisdom . . .


or even . . .


What have you planned for your summer vacation?

Will you turn off TV?
Will you read a book?
Will you use your imagination?
Will you learn something new?

. . . a cute book that you will enjoy sharing!

5 responses

  1. I LOVE this book Fran. I purchased a bunch of copies, and have given them as birthday, Mothers Day, and retirement gifts. I was impressed with the wise advice from a simpler era, but the retro illustrations were the real gems. Thanks for sharing1

    1. Laurie,
      I believe that this is the ONE Little Golden Book that everyone needs and I agree that the illustrations are gems!

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. So I am reading Dale Carnegie’s How to win Friends. Vintage text, but very apropos for current times.

    1. LInda,
      That is a classic text! I agree that it is appropriate. Sometimes vintage is good! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. […] (This is the fourth post about new resources acquired in NYC while attending the 2014 TCRWP June Writing and July Reading Institutes.  See previous posts for  a compare and contrast lesson #CCSS here, Stand for Children here, and a book review here.) […]

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