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Little Fur Family Deluxe Edition [Paperback]

Margaret Wise Brown
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Book Description

Jan. 9 2003
There was a little fur family
warm as toast
smaller than most
in little fur coats
and they lived in a warm wooden tree.

The Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.

Cuddle up to a classic with this timeless story! Garth William's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Bound in imitation fur, Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight.

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Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, is one of the best-selling children's book authors of all time. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes gave a new and enduring dimension to picture-book writing. Another Important Book is the companion to her classic picture book The Important Book, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard and first published in 1949.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings out the essence of youth July 6 1997
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The Little Fur Family is the best of childhood, remembered as wild sights and cozy feelings. To be able to boil the spiritual and emotional experience of raw child-ness down to the essential syrup is the perfection of Margaret Wise Brown. The best comparison would be having to condense a biographical novel to a haiku, and Brown does it in the same seductive style as the sea to draw the eyes, a river to the ears, and a blue sky to the deepest imagination. The story is told through the mind of a little fur child, who lives with his family in the wood. As he travels in his world that day, little wonder that it takes the reader, child or adult, to their own memories. Even though my bookshelves house books by Chomsky, Foucault, and Mahfouz, The Little Fur Family is always my heartfelt favorite. This book is a sweet story without having the backlash of crawling around in the muck of saccharine characters or the rabid commercialism of children's stories that have action figures or theme parks. If this story stimulates your appetite, I also recommend Goodnight Moon, another Margaret Wise Brown classic
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I discovered the Little Fur Family at the home of my piano teacher, who easily could have stepped from the pages of one of Margaret Wise Brown's books. (Maybe whispering "hush.") The teeny, fur- covered edition is the one to have, in my view. When it was reissued (I think around 1985) and I spied it in a bookshop, I instantly was transported back to my childhood. I bought it and kept it in a safe place for nearly 12 years, until I first read it to my baby daughter. I keep it in her her room, in its box. After we read it, she cuddles it until she falls asleep. Every page is a delight, from the hollow tree the family lives in, to the teeny tiny fur animal who gets kissed on his little fur nose, to the wonderful supper and lullaby the fur child receives from his parents at the end of a day in the wild wood. I wish that this book (and Goodnight Moon) were issued to every child upon birth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lilttle Fur Family Nov. 16 2002
Initially put off by the miniature edition I'd ordered by mistake, I now must recommend it. We have an older hardback that my daughters love, and this small, fur covered version is another hit. My 15 month old loves to hold a little book in her hands that feels 'all soft and all warm'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Gift for the Under Six Crowd! Nov. 28 2001
Little Fur Family was originally published in 1946. It was written by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny) and illustrated by Garth Williams. The book tells the story of a day in the life of a litle fur bear who lives in his little fur world. The text is told in a rhyming format adored by most young children. Its miniature size appeals to those who are miniature themselves! In addition, you should purchase the copy that has the faux fur cover. It makes the book as sweet and comforting in texture as it does in content. A great stocking stuffer and a wonderful present for any time of the year...Little Fur Family is a sure hit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book reads like a lullaby Nov. 19 1999
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The calm and soothing nature of this book makes it a great one to read when sending your little ones off to sleep. When I was a little girl, my mother read this book to me often. Now that I'm a mother of two girls-ages 8 and 3-it's a great excuse for me to read one of my favorite childrens book. My girls especially love it when I sing the lullaby at the end of the book. Hopefully, this book has become a favorite of my girls, that they will take with them through life the way I have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite July 2 2001
I am 40 years old now and can't remember when I couldn't read. I have been an avid book collector all my life. This is one of my favorites. I found this to have action and adventure, mixed with cuddly and cute. I have my original copy from the 60's as well as a new one ordered from Amazon.com. I think the illustrations are wonderful. I can close my eyes and be in the forest with the Little Fur Family any time. Wonderful for children of all ages.
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One of the greatest joys of my life was sitting at the dining room table watching my 7-year-old granddaughter reading The Little Fur Family to my 4-year-old grandson while the two older grandchildren joined in singing the little song. I shall never forget how much love they showed for each other as so beautifully depicted in Margaret Wise Brown's extraordinararily charming little book. There is no other children's book quite like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a child's book should be May 3 1999
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I remember holding my furry copy of this book against my cheek after my mother tucked me in at night. Now my niece does the same with her (fake fur, as befits the times) copy. A simple tale of daily discovery is magical in the hands of Wise Brown and Williams, and the ending is a perfect note for sending a little one off to sleep. (I made up a tune for the song!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars childhood favorite
I purchased this book as I used to have it as a kid, and I loved reading it and singing the little fur family song. It is darling.
Published 18 months ago by EM
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For All Little Readers
This little book (and make sure to get this tiny edition) was a treasure for both my children and now I am giving it to my first grandchild. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mary MacD.
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Treasure!
My mom used to read this book to me when I was a child. Now I'm reading it to my 2 year old daughter and she absolutely loves it, as I did so many years ago.
Published on March 24 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Raves are RIGHT!
This book is absolutely precious. I was a bit surprised that the fur covered version is quite tiny - smaller than a deck of cards. Read more
Published on Feb. 9 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars among the best of MWB
This is one of Margaret Wise Brown's best children's books, imaginative, gently subversive and methodically reassuring.
Published on Jan. 4 2002 by Johanna Sawyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Our "Good night" book.
Although my son is now a college freshman, I remember so clearly reading this book to him EVERY night during our "snuggle time. Read more
Published on Oct. 20 2001 by Susan J. Duggan
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational!
This little book (and I do mean little!) is very cute. It has fur sticking out the front, so this really appealed to my 5 year old. The story itself is sweet and rhymes. Read more
Published on May 30 2001 by Mary Beard
5.0 out of 5 stars FURRY FUN
My parents read this to me when I was a little girl. At 23 I still find myself quoting it, "Bless you, my little fur child, everytime you sneeze. Read more
Published on April 11 2001
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