Episode 107: Little Fur Family

“Little Fur Family”, written by Margaret Wise Brown ( and illustrated by Garth Williams was published in 1946. It follows a little fur child throughout the day and all the sights and sounds he encounters. This is Brown & Williams’ first collaboration. The original book had rabbit fur wrapped all around. But most covers of the books after that only had a patch of fur on the child’s body for the reader to pat.

Garth Williams (1912-1996) was an American artist who is best known for his illustrations of children’s books. He believed books given or read to children can have a profound influence, therefore he used his illustrations to “awaken something of importance… humor, responsibility, respect of others, interest in the world at large”. [New York Times]

I think you’ll like Little Fur Family and the illustrations of Garth Williams as I read it to you.

Please click “HERE” to hear me read Little Fur Family.

Episode 104 of Teddy Bear Tuck-In Time: “My Bear and Me”

My Bear and Me” by Barbara Maitland and pictures by Lisa Flather (published by Magaret K. McElderberry Books in 1999) is a book I have recently discovered. I love the childlike truth of the story as well as how the simple illustrations depict the story. It’s written in large print too, so it is helpful for beginner readers. It’s a short story about a girl and her teddy bear having fun throughout the day (very much like my Elle and I). WATCH ME READ NOW.

Barbara Maitland is a children’s book author best known for her Bookstore Series, a series of books written for early readers. She has many books published for early childhood readers. Lisa Flather is an author and illustrator. She has a book “10 Silly Dogs – a Countdown Book” that she both authored and illustrated.

If you would like to purchase the book “My Bear and Me“, you can click HERE. (by using that link, I get a wee portion of $, which I will use to donate to charity, help purchase a book to read and purchase a crumb of something tasty to satisfy my sweet tooth)