| A boy knows all about fathers. He knows there are little things a father understands, like how to play checkers and when to bend the rules at bedtime. And he knows there are big things a father does, like banishing nightmares and spending special time with his son. Even if he doesn't have a father, a boy can imagine one just like that. |
LeUyen Pham's tender drawings illustrate Charlotte Zolotow's timeless and timely appreciation of the special bond between fathers and sons.
From the Publisher:
A small boy tells his mother what he would like a father to be.
Charlotte Zolotow has contributed to the world of children's literature not only as an author but also as an editor and anthologist. THE PARK BOOK, her first, was published in 1944 while she was working as an assistant to the renowned children's book editor Ursula Nordstrom at Harper & Row. Three of her works, MY GRANDSON LEW, THE STORM BOOK, and MR. RABBIT AND THE LOVELY PRESENT were named Caldecott Honor Books. In 1962, MR. RABBIT AND THE LOVELY PRESENT was also named a Newbery Honor Book. In 1976 Zolotow became the editorial director of Harper Junior Books; in 1981 she was named vice president of Harper and Row. She eventually resigned this position to become an editorial consultant at Harper Junior Books and the editorial director of her own imprint--Charlotte Zolotow Books. Her daughter, Ellen, has also written children's books using the name Crescent Dragonwagon.