Over and Over

Over and Over

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064434157
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/1995
Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 589,200
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: AD570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Zolotow—author, editor, publisher, and educator—has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books, many of which are picture-book classics, such as Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present and William's Doll. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).

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Treeseed on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book was created by a true dream team, beloved author Charlotte Zolotow and gifted illustrator Garth Williams. It begins with a little girl who is too little to know about time. She is so young, we learn, that she doesn't know the days of the week yet, or the months, or even the seasons in order. She has memories of things like a crocus in bloom, a snowman, Valentines, a turkey dinner, and a Christmas tree but they're jumbled up in her head in no particular order. One morning when the little girl wakes up to find that snow has fallen during the night she excitedly wants an explanation. After her mother explains about snow and winter, the little girl wants to know, "What's next?" As her mother continues throughout this delightful story to explain what season or holiday comes next, Zolotow's story gives us charming details that Williams transforms into pure magic. We eventually traverse the whole wheel of the year and return to the little girl's winter birthday where she makes a wonderful wish. This is a beautiful book in every way and is certainly the best I know of for teaching the traditional American/Christian holiday cycle and the flow of the seasons in northern America. It's lovely.
janbrue More than 1 year ago
This was one of my children's favorite books, and I continue to give it as a baby or birthday gift. Charming illustrations by Garth Williams and a story that wonderfully explains that landmark events (Christmas, birthday, summer trips to the beach) keep happening "over and over". A real treat.
KristenCO More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet book which helps teach small children about the order of holidays in our yearly calendar. My own kids love it. And as always, Garth Williams' illustrations are beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own a gift shop and I carry a select assortment of children's books as part of my inventory. My children loved to have this book read to them 'over and over' and now I am reading it to my first grandchild. The pictures in the book are stunning. I enjoyed looking at them as much as the children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book because it describes the passage of time through the mind of a child. A little girl half-remembers special days, and goes through the seasons and holidays. It's a gorgeous book with great content and I've used it in my classes for over 5 years!