Originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1942, Little Golden Books have become a cherished piece of childhood in the U.S. The first high-quality, low-priced line of children's books ever produced, the series was available to all children, not just the wealthier set. Initially, just 12 titles were released, including Mother Goose, The Little Red Hen and The Poky Little Puppy. Within five months, 1.5 million copies had already been produced. Today there are some 1,200 Little Golden Books titles and more than 2 billion copies printed. And whether you pick up a new copy of The Poky Little Puppy or dust off one from your parents' generation, you'll see the same, classic illustrations.