(1915 - 2004)
Jane Werner was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin. She married Ernest Charles Watson. She edited the first 12 Little Golden Books that launched in 1942, one of which was The Poky Little Puppy, the bestselling picture book of all time.
Werner wrote and edited many children’s books from 1944 to 1978. Many of these were for Golden Books, including at least 35 Little Golden Books, and including the bestselling My Little Golden Book About God. She also wrote and edited for Walt Disney Productions.
Jane Werner published under at least three different variations of her name:
- Jane Werner
- Elsa Jane Werner (Elsa J. Werner)
- Jane Werner Watson (Jane Watson)
Albert’s Zoo a Stencil Book (1951)
Use the stencils to help Albert put the animals in their cages.
Fourteen original stories about bunnies and other animals.
One page stories are accompanied by pictures of vocabulary words.
This is a later version of this picture dictionary.
Noah’s Ark (1943)
Noah, the Ark and the Flood.
An anthology of poems and stories.
Bambi and his friends put out an unattended campfire.
Bongo uses his circus acrobat skills to rescue a little chipmunk.
Grandpa Bootle Beetle has an exciting encounter with giants.
Brer Fox and Brer Bear think they have Brer Rabbilt where they want him - in the pot a boiling- but they’re the ones who end up all wet.
The mice make Cinderella a gown for the Prince’s ball.
Huey, Dewey and Louie try to put one over on Unca Donald, but for once he comes out on top.
The six dwarves are worried when they hear that Dopey has been kidnapped by the Wicked Witch, but silence proves golden and he returns triumphant.
The crows give Dumbo a ‘magic’ feather to help him learn to fly - but he doesn’t really need it.
When Mickey’s new car won’t start, Pluto comes to the rescue.
When Pablo and his friend the turtle take a cruise they wind up right back where they started.
Pinocchio gets up early to prepare a birthday surprise for Geppetto.
When a Big, Bad Wolf comes calling, the Three Little Pigs make a plan to scare him out of the woods, if not his skin.