The Little Red Hen
Animal Orchestra was illustrated by Tibor Gergely, who also illustrated two of my other favourite Little Golden Books Tootle and Scuffy The Tug Boat which I posted about when I first started writing this blog.
Animal Orchestra is a rhyming story about a group of animals and their musical instruments, with this quirky orchestra conducted by a rather large and flamboyant hippo! And I'm sure everyone knows the story of The Little Red Hen and her attempt to get help baking some bread.
As with all the children's books I buy it's the hand-drawn illustrations that captures my attention, and these two books are fabulous examples of old-school hand painted illustrations. There are still a couple more Little Golden Books I remember from my childhood which I'm hoping to track down, but for now I'll just delight in finding these.