See with My Ears

Quiet all appears until I close my eyes and see with my ears…

A blower in the distance

Quiet all appears until I close my eyes and see with my ears…

At least 3 different kinds of birds

Quiet all appears until I close my eyes and see with my ears…

The breeze passing my ears

Quiet all appears until I close my eyes and see with my ears…

A fast car!

Quiet all appears until I close my eyes and see with my ears…

A cicada bug

Quiet all appears until I close my eyes and see with my ears…

An airplane!

What do you see with your ears?

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Golden Books are great!  They are durable, affordable, and feature many of the best authors and illustrators.  Oh and you can pick them up in the grocery store!  This classic book about a baby discovering sounds is illustrated by one of my favorites since childhood!

Baby Listens (Little Golden Book) written by Esther Wilkins

This Little Golden Book reissue features Eloise Wilkin’s chubby-cheeked babies discovering sounds around the house, from the jingle of Mommy’s keys to the buzzing of Daddy’s razor. This timeless classic, featuring some of Eloise Wilkin’s best artwork, will delight little ones and their families as much as it did when it was originally published in 1960.

Want to know all there is to know about the history of Golden Books, from the authority on children’s books?

Golden Legacy by Leonard S. Marcus

THE YEAR 2007 marks the 65th anniversary of a bold experiment: the launch of the Little Golden Books during the dark days of World War II. At a time when the literacy rate was not nearly as high as it is now – and privation was felt by nearly all – quality books for children would now be available at a price nearly everyone could afford (25 cents), and sold where ordinary people shopped. Golden Legacy is a lively history of a company, a line of books, the groundbreaking writers and artists who created them, the clever mavericks who marketed and sold them, and the cultural landscape that surrounded them (Amazon description).

Ann

I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! doodlesandjots@hotmail.com. If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.

18 comments

  1. Dude. This is amazing! It’s so obviously a children’s book, so have you been sending things to publishers? Because I’m going to keep nagging you to do so if you haven’t. I noticed the shift in illustration style, too. it must be fun to get a little looser when you are used to product illustration.
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  2. I agree with Artchoo… you HAVE to get this published! It’s wonderful!
    I remember so many Golden Books that my mom would treat us to. My favorite was one about a Puppy… wish I could remember, wish I still had it… it firmed my desire to write!
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