A collection of poems, illustrations, and prose features work culled from the pages of twenty-seven of the author's previous works, including The Park Book, My Grandson Lew, and William's Doll.
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The necessity for a marriage of good art with good text in a picture book is clearly illustrated in this oddly packaged assortment from the venerable Zolotow. Recycled "snippets" from earlier works are presented in this low-key volume as complete poems. For example, a brief section from Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, retitled "The Wish," is illustrated by a beribboned box displaying the sky, lake and stars the little girl in the story wishes to give her mother. The text from Do You Know What I'll Do? is transformed into four separate poems--"At Night," "Clouds," "A Promise" and "Wind." Zolotow's carefully constructed picture books suffer from being taken out of context; they need the support of the original artwork. While Sweet's watercolors are gently winsome, none is an adequate substitute for the varied illustrations of the complete books and, unfortunately, too many "poems" seem oddly disconnected or unfinished--like patches of fabric that defy being sewn into a new quilt. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060208198
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060208198
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. No binding. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-131-89-8099008
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060208198