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.
William Pene du Bois, as both artist and writer, charmed generations of readers with his distinct combination of inventiveness and elegant simplicity. Two of his most popular books are The Twenty One Balloons, winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, and Lion, a Caldecott Honor Book in 1957. With handsome, delicate artwork, William Pene du Bois tailored his unmistakable style to suit Charlotte Zolotow's groundbreaking and tender story of a boy who wants a doll.
This is a wonderfully written story proving that toys are neither only girl or boy toys! Tolerance and understanding are two values that can be gleaned from reading this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JB
MY GRANDSON LOVES THIS BOOK. HIS MOTHER SJUST SENT ME AQ PICTURE OF HIM BATHING HIS DOLL AND PUTTING HER TO BED. GREAT PRACTICE.Published 6 months ago by New Lebanon
I would recommend the book, "William's Doll", for all children, but it has a message that is particularly important for boysPublished 7 months ago by DSL
I use to read this to my son when he was little and gave it to him as a gift since he is now expecting a child of his own. This book has a great message for expectant dads.Published 8 months ago by Jenny Collier
This is an old favorite of mine. A sweet story about why a boy needs a doll-to learn how to be a daddy , of course! A great gift for new baby boys. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cynthia
I give this book to everyone who has a baby boy. A terrific, gentle lesson. Lovely story. When I taught preschool, parents of boys would always ask me for the title of the book... Read morePublished 9 months ago by M. P. Smith
ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS!!! i LOVE IT AND FIVE IT TO EVERY CHILD BORN TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!Published 9 months ago by Lillian C. Johnson
A classic which makes an important point in a gentle and non-preachy way. I gave to a young man to read to his son as the book had been read to him when he was a child.Published 9 months ago by Jane Hardin