Little Golden Books is a popular series of Children's Books that have been going on since 1942, and they're currently being published by Penguin Random House as of 2001.

History with the Macy's Parade

The Story Book Train (1971)

in 1971, they had a float in the Parade called "The Story Book Train".  It featured Tootle, The Little Locomotive, and on the train are some of the books made by Little Golden Books, with the main character on top of their respective books, including:

  • Saggy Baggy Elephant
  • Tawny Scrawny Lion
  • Detective Arthur
  • The Poky Little Puppy

The float was promoted with a character called "The Golden Hippo" which also appeared on the back of the float. The Golden Book song "Golden Moments" also played on the float. And in 1972, costumed people began singing on the float, and the Saggy Baggy Elephant had a new look, In 1973, comic book characters Little Lulu and Tubby were added on the float, the float was retired after the 1973 parade and the float was recycled into the little people circus train in 1974, Parts of the float was sold at an auction in 1977, and the "Golden Moments" song became lost media.

The Saggy Baggy Elephant (1988)

After 15 years of absence, A circus-themed float based off the Saggy Baggy Elephant would debut, The head of the elephant was recycled from the Story Book Train float 15 years prior, The float was retired after the 1992 parade.

Guest Stars

Below, you will find a list of every guest star(s) that has appeared on the float, alongside the respective songs which they sang during the NBC Telecast.

  • 1971 - Todd Trombetta


Gallery: Little Golden Books

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