With the My First Little House picture book series, the youngest readers can share in the joy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books in these illustrated adaptations of the beloved series!
Join the Ingalls family as they celebrate little Laura’s fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. There are special presents from everyone, and that night Laura falls asleep to the merry music of Pa’s fiddle. It’s a Little House birthday to remember!
Renee Graef’s illustrations are based on Garth Williams’ classic artwork.
About the Author
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) was born in a log cabin in the Wisconsin woods. With her family, she pioneered throughout America’s heartland during the 1870s and 1880s, finally settling in Dakota Territory. She married Almanzo Wilder in 1885; their only daughter, Rose, was born the following year. The Wilders moved to Rocky Ridge Farm at Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894, where they established a permanent home. After years of farming, Laura wrote the first of her beloved Little House books in 1932. The nine Little House books are international classics. Her writings live on into the twenty-first century as America’s quintessential pioneer story.
Doris Ettlinger, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Warren County, New Jersey.
Date of Birth:February 7, 1867
Date of Death:February 10, 1957
Place of Birth:Pepin, Wisconsin
Place of Death:Mansfield, Missouri
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A little house birthday is about a little girl named Laura who lived in alog house with her parents and two sisters. It was long winter and Sundays seem to last forever. The family took their baths in the washtub with snow that was heated on the stove. On Sunday's they always put on their good clothes and had to behave their best. One day Laura's dad told her it was her 5th birthday and her mother made her five little gaves and her sister's gave her a dress. As a special treat that evening her father played the fiddle for her. I liked this book since it had nice pictures and told about a family that lived a simple life in the woods. Extension 1. I would have the students write a few sentences about how they celebrate their birthday.2. I would have them draw a picture about how their families spend sunday.
I love this book because it is infomational about how people lived in that time period. It has beutiful pictures that are real soft looking with earth tones. It follows along with the tv segment Little House on the Prarie. It is also Laura's 5th birthday. Her Pa' sings her song, Mary her sister made her a dress for her doll. They all take Saturday night baths, and dress up on Sundays and be very quiet and still on Sundays.