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.

The Runaway Bunny

“The Runaway Bunny” is written by Margaret Wise Brown. It was originally published in 1942. The Runaway Bunny has never has been in print continuously since it was first published. Interestingly, the book appears in Wise’s “Goodnight Moon” (perhaps a first of it’s kind “Easter Egg” as nerds like to call that sort of thing). The book is seen in the nursery.

Here is the link to the YouTube video TEDDY BEAR TUCK-IN TIME episode 102.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of this children’s classic (as every home library should have a copy), you can click here (I get a wee proceed from the sale of this book and I then donate part to charity, give myself a wee bit to purchase a book to read and also allow my sweet tooth a sweet treat).