Wholesome Overload: Betty White Is the Subject of a New Little Golden Book
By Ken Ossea, Jr.
For pure, unadulterated wholesomeness, nothing beats The Golden Girls star Betty White—except the Little Golden Books line of children’s books.
Now, fans of both homogenized pop culture classics can get everything they want in one package thanks to My Little Golden Book About Betty White.
Written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Margeaux Lucas, the book details the highlights of White’s 80-year career in show business, from her game show appearances to her time on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 to 1977) to her indelible performance as the guileless Rose Nyland on The Golden Girls (1985 to 1992).
White’s love of animals will also be featured, though likely not her answer to what else she wanted to “do” in show business. (The answer: Robert Redford.)
Little Golden Books were introduced in 1942 and quickly became a sensation for their easy-to-understand presentations of classic stories, fairy tales, and Disney characters. The Monster at the End of This Book (1971) written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Michael Smollin remains a perennial favorite: It features Sesame Street character Grover in a suspenseful search for a creature that ends with a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan.
You can pre-order My Little Golden Book About Betty White on Amazon for $5.99. It’s due to be released on September 28.