BY ESTHER WILKIN
This rhyming story from 1959, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, shows the presents that Santa brought for Baby’s first Christmas.
Babies will love to watch this baby playing with toys and enjoying its first Christmas. And parents will like the sturdy pages and padded cover of the Golden Baby board books.
This title is perfect for stocking stuffers and a must-have for fans of classic Golden Books.
Esther Wilkin was Eloise Wilkin’s sister. She wrote several Little Golden Books for Eloise Wilkin, including “Baby Listens.”
Eloise Wilkin (1904-1987) illustrated dozens of classic Golden Books in her long career. Known and loved for her beautifully detailed paintings of nature scenes and chubby-cheeked children, she illustrated “Baby Dear,” “Busy Timmy,” “We Help Mommy,” “Prayers for Children,” “Wonders of Nature,” “The Christmas Story” and “My Little Golden Book About God,” among many others.
‘THE WONDROUS JOURNALS OF DR. WENDELL WELLINGTON WIGGINS’
BY LESLEY M. M. BLUME
The journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins might just be the most extraordinary contribution to the study of the earth’s past since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.
In the pages of these thought-to-be-lost diaries, Dr. Wiggins — whom we now must consider the greatest paleozoologist of all time — has divulged the secrets of the truly ancient animal world: a world before human beings; a world before dinosaurs; a world that, until now, existed well beyond the outer reaches of human imagination.
From deadly Amazonian Whispering Vines (Vitus Sussurus) to curious creatures called Brittle Bones (Futilis Ossis) to a mysterious and indispensible pet named Gibear (Chiroptera Vicugna Pacosis), the discoveries of Dr. Wiggins will forever change the way we think about the world before us.
Perhaps it is no coincidence that Dr. Wiggins’s journals have surfaced now, in a time predicted by scientists and religions all over the world to be the beginning of the next mass extinction.
While natural disasters often bring about the end of species, these stories show that certain species often bring doom upon themselves, through foolish or self-destructive actions. Can we learn from the mistakes of those who came before us and avoid such a fate?