Cherries and Cherry Pits

by Vera B. Williams

A young girl tells and draws stories about four people she observes in her neighborhood.... read more

A young girl tells and draws stories about four people she observes in her neighborhood. Each becomes a distinct individual, illustrating—and celebrating—human diversity, although each one is ultimately linked by common experience. The child's sense of story, visual and textual, accompanies the adult's stunning watercolor paintings of a creative child bent over her work in concentration. Williams successfully creates "story" on several levels simultaneously, and yet another layer will be added to the story-within-a-story when it is shared with children. Winner, 1986 CCBC Caldecott Discussion. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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