316P: Classic children’s poetry – Little Golden Book?

I have a tattered copy of a much-loved book of poetry by Eugene Field that I think was a Little Golden Book. This was from my childhood in the 1950s. Some of the poems in the book include “Little Boy Blue,” “The Sugar Plum Tree,” “The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat,” “Good Children Street,” “Intry-Mintry,” Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” “Seein’ Things,” “The Drum,” “To a Little Brook,” and “The Boy.” I think there may be one or two other poems. The illustrations are whole-page in color with black and white pen and ink drawings between the poems. I would love to find an intact copy of this book.

2 thoughts on “316P: Classic children’s poetry – Little Golden Book?

  1. Are you referring to The Bumper Book? It also had The Lame Squirell’s Thanksgiving, The Owl & the Pussycat, one that starts with “Animal crackers and cocoa to drink/ is the finest of suppers I think…”. I was able to find an excellent quality one on eBay about 20 years ago. It was a larger sized book than the Little Golden Books.

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