Clare Turlay Newberry (1903-1970) was born in Eugene, Oregon. She studied art at the University of Oregon, School of the Portland Art Museum, the California School of Fine Arts, and La Grand Chaumière in Paris, France. She received the Caldecott Honor for four of her books: T-Bone, The Baby Sitter (1951); Marshmallow (1943); April's Kittens (1941); and Barkis (1939).
In Ms. Newberry's own words, "Every word of marshmallow is true, even to the drawing of them wrapped in each other's arms. I know people find this hard to believe, but the bunny was so little and was so convinced that Oliver was his mother, what could Oliver do but be his mother the best way he could?"
I remember checking this book out of the library in elementary school in the 1960s. It was one of my favorite books.Published 5 days ago by Badger
Great book with lots of amazing illustrations and a wonderful story!Published 27 days ago by Georgina Chamberlain
Wonderful story, especially since it is based on a true situation. My granddaughter & I both enjoyed the story & illustrations.Published 1 month ago by bullwinkle
Beautiful book - a true story - about a bunny and reluctant cat who eventually became friends. Wonderfully written with gentle illustrations.Published 1 month ago by L. Cook
Oliver is a house cat who loves his quiet little world with no other animals. He is quite unpleasantly surprised when his owner brings home Marshmellow, a small white bunny, to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by WeeBeaks
Such a sweet story with a lot of humor and simple, classic illustrations.Published 3 months ago by Shannon Evans