Here is a wonderful vintage Little Golden Book titled: "Wonders of Nature". This charming book for a child was written by Jane Werner Watson. The realistic illustrations were done by Eloise Wilken. The book was published in 1957, a First Edition, and is in near excellent condition. The original price was 29 cents.
Jane Werner Watson wrote and edited many children's books from 1944-1978 and has published under at least three different variations of her name: Elsa Jane Werner, Jane Werner, and Jane Werner Watson. Many of these were for Golden Books, including at least 35 Little Golden Books, and many more were for Walt Disney Productions. Some are religious in theme, some silly or comic, and some truly magical. JANE WERNER WATSON was one of the original editors of Little Golden Books. Her My Little Golden Book About God, published in 1956 and also illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, remains one of Golden Books' most popular titles.
Eloise Wilken born Eloise Margaret Burns was an award-winning American illustrator, best known as an illustrator of Little Golden Books. Many of the picture books she illustrated have become classics of American children's literature. Watson called Eloise Wilkin "the soul of Little Golden Books" and Wilkin's books remain highly collectible. Her watercolor and colored pencil illustrations are known for their glowing depiction of babies, toddlers, and their parents in idyllic rural and domestic settings.
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