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Title:
Say it!
Author:
Zolotow, Charlotte, 1915-2013.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, [1980]

©1980
Summary:
The love of a mother for her little girl permeates a walk they take together on an autumn day.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780688802769

9780688842765
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Book

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The love of a mother for her little girl permeates a walk they take together on an autumn day.


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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.


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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Booklist Review

This republication of a 1980 picture book perfectly captures the crisp energy of a fall day. A mother and daughter take a walk through falling leaves as the wind swirls and surrounds them in golden light. The little girl implores her mother to say it, and in reply, her mother laughs, It's a wild, wondrous, dazzling day a delightful answer but not the one the daughter wants. They continue their walk, noting the astonishing ways that fall changes the light, the land, the pond, the fluffy milkweed. They play say it as they go, the urgency mounting gently. Ultimately, the girl gets the answer she wants when they reach home. Zolotow's language is rich in onomatopoeia, description, alliteration, and movement, explaining why it has endured since its original publication. Voake's watercolors, newly created for this rerelease, float and swirl like the autumn wind itself, complementing the text wonderfully. Can be paired with Richard Blanco's One Today (2015) for its elegant simplicity and message.--Chaudhri, Amina Copyright 2015 Booklist


Booklist Review

This republication of a 1980 picture book perfectly captures the crisp energy of a fall day. A mother and daughter take a walk through falling leaves as the wind swirls and surrounds them in golden light. The little girl implores her mother to say it, and in reply, her mother laughs, It's a wild, wondrous, dazzling day a delightful answer but not the one the daughter wants. They continue their walk, noting the astonishing ways that fall changes the light, the land, the pond, the fluffy milkweed. They play say it as they go, the urgency mounting gently. Ultimately, the girl gets the answer she wants when they reach home. Zolotow's language is rich in onomatopoeia, description, alliteration, and movement, explaining why it has endured since its original publication. Voake's watercolors, newly created for this rerelease, float and swirl like the autumn wind itself, complementing the text wonderfully. Can be paired with Richard Blanco's One Today (2015) for its elegant simplicity and message.--Chaudhri, Amina Copyright 2015 Booklist