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Excerpts From Little Golden Books With PM-AP Arts: Golden Books

October 29, 1992

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Here are excerpts from some of the 12 original Little Golden Books published in 1942: ″The Animals of Farmer Jones″

″It is supper time on the farm.

″The animals are very hungry.

″But where is Farmer Jones?

″The horse stamps in his stall: ‘Neighh, neighh,’ says the horse, ‘I want my supper.’

″But where is Farmer Jones?

″The cow jangles the bell round here neck.

‴Moo, moo,′ says the cow,

‴I am very hungry.′

″And the calf kicks over the pail.

″But where is Farmer Jones?″

--- ″Baby’s Book″

″Good morning, Kitty-cat.

″Have you seen Tommy?

″It’s time for his bath, but there’s no baby in this tub;

″Here’s his comb and here’s his brush, soap and towels, rub-a-dub 3/8

″Here’s an orange for his breakfast; it will be ready in a minute.

″Here’s a cup; here’s Tommy’s chair, but Tommy isn’t in it.

″Here’s his spoon, and here’s his plate,

″A bowl of cereal; but Tommy’s late.″

--- ″Prayers for Children″

″I Thank Thee, Lord, for Quiet Rest,

″And for Thy care of me;

″O let me through this day be blest

″And kept from Harm by Thee.″

- Mary Duncan.

″Dear Father, hear and bless

″Thy beasts and singing birds:

″And guard with tenderness

″Small things that have no words.″

--- ″The Alphabet From A to Z″

″Jimmy in his house can see the alphabet from A to Z.

″A is the Apple for Jimmy to bite;

″B is the Bed that he sleeps in at night;

″C is the Clock that goes, ‘Tick, tock, tick’;

″D is Dish for the doggie to lick.

″E is the Engine with eight shiny wheels;

″F is the Fork Jimmy uses at meals.″

--- ″The Poky Little Puppy″

″Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world.

″Through the meadow they went, down the road, over the bridge, across the green grass, and up the hill, one right after the other.

″And when they got to the top of the hill, the counted themselves: one, two, three, four. One little puppy wasn’t there.

‴Now where in the world is that poky little puppy?′ they wondered. For he certainly wasn’t on top of the hill.

″He wasn’t going down the other side. The only thing they could see was a fuzzy caterpillar.

″He wasn’t coming up this side. The only thing they could see coming up was a quick green lizard.

″But when they looked down at the grassy place near the bottom of the hill, there he was, running round and round, his nose to the ground.″

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