The Shy Little Kitten
, with illustrations by the renowned Gustaf Tenggren, was originally published in 1946. This beloved best-selling Little Golden Book tells the tale of a shy little kitten who meets a mole, a frog, a puppy, and a squirrel in one adventure-filled day.
(1916-2003) was the author of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, The Shy Little Kitten
(1896–1970) was a well-known illustrator in his native Sweden before immigrating to the United States in 1920. He illustrated many Golden Books, beginning with The Poky Little Puppy.
One of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, The Poky Little Puppy
went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. Other iconic Little Golden Books illustrated by Tenggren include The Saggy Baggy Elephant
, The Shy Little Kitten
, and Tawny Scrawny Lion.
In the late 1930s, Tenggren worked for the Disney Studio, providing concept artwork (created to inspire and guide animators) for various characters and scenes in Bambi, The Old Mill, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio,