Dolly Parton Little Golden Book
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Dolly Parton's Getting Her Own Little Golden Book

Since 1942, the Little Golden Books imprint has brought us The Poky Little Puppy, The Little Red Hen and other timeless titles. On September 21, Dolly Parton will become the next larger-than-life lead character in the series of hardcover children's books.

My Little Golden Book About Dolly Parton was written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Monique Dong.

"What's not to love about Dolly Parton?," reads the book's description. "The multi-talented entertainer is generous, humble, smart and funny. This Little Golden Book biography shares how someone from incredibly poor beginnings can blossom and persevere to become an award-winning songwriter and singer, actress, author, literacy advocate—and she even has her own theme park! Young girls and boys will definitely feel inspired after hearing Dolly's story."

Hopkinson's previous works for kids include A Letter to My Teacher and Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building. For more on the author, visit

Physical copies and a Kindle version are available for pre-order through Amazon.

Other biographies appropriate for preschoolers include future titles Little Golden Book About Betty White, Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed and Little Golden Book About Kamala Harris.

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The Parton picture book's available for pre-order. It's already a No. 1 best-selling children's musical biography and a fast-rising title among children's country life books.

The Little Golden Books series of board books has been published over the years by Simon & Schuster, Western Publishing and Penguin Random House/Random House Children's Books.

Beyond its original titles, the massive Little Golden Books catalog features kid's books about Sesame Street as well as Marvel superheroes and other Disney properties.

Parton's a children's book author, as well. She co-wrote 2009's I Am a Rainbow with Heather Sheffield.

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