Little Golden Books: when nostalgia just isn’t enough

I like to pick up Little Golden Books every now and then.  I have some lovely memories of reading The Pokey Little Puppy and the one about Scuffy the Tugboat.  But not long ago, I came across a Little Golden Book titled A Wedding is Beautiful.  As an observer, it would have been a comic moment to have witnessed that precise moment when, as I flicked through the pages, my smile of nostalgia turned to a frown of misgiving.

A Wedding is Beautiful is not one of those ‘timeless’ children’s books.  Opening these pages was like being sucked back to the 1980s, but not in a good way.