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Childhood books exhibit stirs up great memories [Video]

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This story reminds me of my childhood! I had tons of these books as a kid. I have great memories of sitting in my Mom’s lap as she read them to me. I had no idea they’ve been around as long as they have.

When you were a child you probably read one of “The Golden Books.” Now you can see some of the original artwork from these children’s classics.

You probably read “The Three Bears,” “Henny Penny,” or one of “The Golden Books.” Now some of the original artwork from the series is on display at the Pratt Library’s main branch.

“It’s really a fabulous exhibit. I think it brings back a lot of memories for people. These are the books that many of us grew up with,” said Ellen Riordan, Pratt Library Children’s Services Coordinator.

Today’s children have their favorites, but the “Golden Books” were introduced in 1942 and were an instant success.

“My favorite, ‘Henny Penny,’ is here. You just think back to better times. In these challenging times I think it helps people to re-connect to what’s really important–family, being together and the simple pleasures,” said Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library.

They have the “Great Big Fire Engine” to the all-time best seller “The Poky Little Puppy.”

“And it brought back so many memories. It’s wonderful just as an art exhibit, not just as a nostalgia fest,” said Lynn Jensen, book reader.

You can fill out a post card to tell about your favorite “Golden Book” memory. It seems everybody has one.

“Baby boomers and even children today remember the stories of “The Three Bears,” “Henny Penny,” “The Great Big Fire Engine.” All of your favorites are here,” said Riordan.

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