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Title:
What do you love?
Author:
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Silver Whristle/Harcourt Brace, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Illustrations and rhyming text present some of the things that children hold dear.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780152019198
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Park slides and piggyback rides,
Full moons and silly tunes . . .

Join one mother and her little one as they share the day together singing songs, climbing trees, and playing games. Then cuddle up with someone dear to you and ask, what do you love?


Author Notes

Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow.

After writing down the tale The Owl Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2^-5. This sweet story follows a mother dog and her son through a day of joyous activities. Prompted by the question "What do you love?" the frisky pup tells all in a bouncy, rhyming text: "Park slides and piggyback rides, mud pies and Mommy's eyes . . ." The question is asked and answered three more times, with some of the replies indicating the passage of time. Youngsters will like paging through Schmidt's adorable watercolors and seeing the fun-loving mother and son engaged in a variety of familiar activities. The pictures, too, nicely depict the progression from day to dusk to night, with bright sunshine and robust activity giving way to moonlit walks and quiet talks. A good bedtime story to end a busy day. --Lauren Peterson


Publisher's Weekly Review

What Do You Love? by Jonathan London, illus. by Karen Lee Schmidt, depicts a young puppy and his mother demonstrating various answers to the titular refrain. "What do you love?/ Jumping puddles/ and Mommy's cuddles,/ big trees and rustling leaves,/ read-alouds/ and sunset clouds." Schmidt's soft watercolors show mother and child from sun-up to tuck-in. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-In this rollicking and warm picture book, rhyming couplets catalog things that a puppy-person and his mother enjoy over the course of a day, such as hiding places and wild chases, and read-alouds and sunset clouds. Schmidt's double-page watercolor illustrations are effective from a distance and depict this active pair with vigorous and varying perspectives. They sing, jump, hug, and have fun together right up to bedtime. While literal-minded young listeners may wonder how that little guy can read a big chapter book or where the hiding places and park slides are since they're not depicted, the overwhelming energy of the book prevails. Preschoolers will relate to London's selection of cheerful activities and will no doubt want to add things they love to do with their moms.-Susan Hepler, Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Alexandria, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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