Synopses & Reviews
Now you can savor all three Jan Brett board books in one beautifully illustrated gift set. Jan Brett's Little Library features three of her best-loved titles, The Mitten, The Hat, and Gingerbread Baby, available for the first time in board, together in a sturdy slipcase decorated with Jan's signature illustrations. A welcome addition to anyone's Jan Brett collection, it makes a perfect gift year round-for the holidays, for a new baby, for birthdays.
Three Jan Brett board book favorites, now available in one beautifully illustrated gift set. Includes "The Mitten, The Hat," and "Gingerbread Baby." Full color.
Lively, colorful characters decorate a new slipcase for Jan Brett's Little Library, home to three favorite board books: The Mitten
, The Hat
and Gingerbread Baby
. This new look is sure to pull in gift-givers who will find this little library the perfect gift year round, especially during the holiday season. It's the easy, surefire present to give to board book fans and a great way to make future readers of Jan Brett picture books!
Experience the warmth and wonder of Jan Brett with this delightful collection of blank cards featuring the gorgeous artwork of bestselling children’s book author / illustrator Jan Brett. These playful and beautifully detailed illustrated cards make the perfect gift—to give or receive. This boxed set includes 48 cards featuring six designs, as well as envelopes.
This delightful boxed set contains board book editions of three classic children's booksGood Night, Gorilla; Corduroy; and The Little Engine That Could. It's the perfect addition to every baby's library and is guaranteed to give hours and hours of reading timeat bedtime or anytime.
About the Author
Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908. At an early age, he received a trumpet as a gift from his father. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under the tutelage of Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League. He managed to support himself throughout his schooling by playing his trumpet evenings, in nightclubs and at weddings.
Gradually, he eased into making a living sketching impressions of Broadway shows for The New York Times and The Herald Tribune. This shift was helped along, in no small part, by a rather heartbreaking incident: he lost his trumpet. One evening, he was so engrossed in sketching people on the subway, he simply forgot it was sitting on the seat beside him. This new career turned out to be a near-perfect fit for Don, though, as he had always loved the theater.
He was introduced to the world of children's literature when William Saroyan asked him to illustrate several books. Soon after, he began to write and illustrate his own books, a career he settled into comfortably and happily. Through his writing, he was able to create his own theater: "I love the flow of turning the pages, the suspense of what's next. Ideas just come at me and after me. It's all so natural. I work all the time, long into the night, and it's such a pleasure. I don't know when the time ends. I've never been happier in my life!"
Don died in 1978, after a long and successful career. He created many beloved characters in his lifetime, perhaps the most beloved among them a stuffed, overall-wearing bear named Corduroy.
Don Freeman was the author and illustrator of many popular books for children, including Corduroy, A Pocket for Corduroy, and the Caldecott Honor Book Fly High, Fly Low.