＂This beautifully illustrated book captures the essence of
childhood in its descriptions of different settings--at the park,
at school or at a picnic-and the activities of children at play.
Sometimes the activities are joyful, sometimes sad like when one
of the children is having a bad day but all of them highlight the
fun to be had with one''s friends.＂ --＂The Children''s Book
This book is suitable for children aged 4 to 7 years old.
Celebrate friendship! From pet parades and imaginary zoos to
backyard picnics, summer swims and running barefoot through the
grass, Gyo Fujikawa captures the joy of childhood camaraderie and
play. Her best friends sing, romp, dream and occasionally argue -
but always make up again. Brimming with adorable animals, busy
babies and carefree children, Fujikawa''s classic illustrations
Gyo Fujikawa 1908-1999 made a career in the advertising
world and also enjoyed a lengthy stint at the Walt Disney Studios,
where she designed the large-book version of Fantasia. In 1957, she
illustrated her first picture book, A Child''s Garden of Verses.
Many others followed, some of which she also wrote. Babies,
published in 1963, stands as a landmark: it was the first
children''s book to depict infants of all races and nations sharing
growing experiences. Fujikawa''s books have been translated into 17
languages and are read in more than 22 countries.