for One of Each by Mary Ann Hoberman and Marjorie Priceman
There's a cozy old-fashioned feel to this story of Oliver Tolliver, a dog who owned one of everything: "...one little bedroom and one little bed / with one little pillow for under his head / and one little blanket and one little sheet / and one little bottle to warm up his feet. After proudly showing off his singular possessions to a cat named Peggoty Small, he finds that his house is not suitable for entertaining guests, so he sets out to double his wealth, by acquiring one more of each thing. Marjorie Priceman's whimsical illustrations are reminiscent of those created two generations ago by Leonard Weisgard. (Ages 3-5)
CCBC Choices 1997. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997. Used with permission.
Oliver Tolliver lives all alone and has one of everything in his little house -- "One plum and one apple, one pear and one peach. /Just one, only one, simply one, one of each". To him, it's perfect. But one day he realizes that his one-of-each house leaves no room for anyone else! Oliver soon discovers that two of each is even better, because sharing makes room for friends. This warmly humorous picture book carries a gentle message that speaks to every child's experience. Accompanied by Caldecott Honor winner Marjorie Priceman's bold, colorful illustrations, One of Each is sure to become a story time favorite.
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