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Some things go together
Zolotow, Charlotte, 1915-2013.
Newly illustrated edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperFestival, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Illustrations accompany couplets describing things that go together naturally, such as "Sand with sea" and especially "you with me."
General Note:
"Harper growing tree"--P. [4] of cover.
Reading Level:
For ages 2 and up.
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Illustrations accompany couplets describing things that go together naturally: "Sand with sea/you with me."

Author Notes

Charlotte Zolotow was born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro on June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. She studied at the University of Wisconsin, where she took classes in art, writing and child psychology. She began her publishing career in New York, in the adult trade-book division of what is now known as HarperCollins, but eventually took a job in the children's division. As an editor, she presided over her own imprint, Charlotte Zolotow Books. She was named publisher emerita at HarperCollins in 1991.

Her first picture book, The Park Book, was published in 1944. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 90 children's books including Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, My Grandson Lew, William's Doll, The Hating Book, and The Seashore Book. In 1998, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education established the Charlotte Zolotow Award, which is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding picture book writing published in the United States in the preceding year. Zolotow died on November 19, 2013 at the age of 98.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Wolff has created luminous illustrations to go with this reissue of Zolotow's text (1969). The poem is still fresh and appealing, as different pairs of things are linked together: "Peace with dove/Home with love" or "Gardens with flowers/Clocks with hours." The rhythm of the language is soothing, making it a terrific bedtime story. The poem always comes back to the refrain, "you with me," along with a picture of an adult and child sharing a cozy moment. Featuring vibrant colors outlined in black, Wolff's paintings are warm and endearing, adding to the feeling of comfort in the text. The artist masterfully combines the two sets of images without overwhelming viewers. For instance, "Sand with sea/and you with me" is illustrated with a father and daughter playing together along the edge of the ocean. The feelings of family love fostered by this book will last long after the last page is turned.-Susan Marie Pitard, Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.