Song-like rhyming text invites readers to guess what different components add up to. For example, a secret's part whisper, part keeping mum, and a certain kind of fruit is part peach and part plum (a nectarine). When you're on the equator you're part south and part north, and a certain kind of chair is part back and part forth (a rocking chair). The collage art further expresses the concept that, from stones to sticks, the world is indeed a marvelous mix.
In her vibrant and varied career, Harriet Zeifert has been part author, part packager, part publisher, part design visionary, and sole founder of Blue Apple Books. The author lives in South Orange, NJ.
Tom Slaughter added another glittering title to his illustrious slate of books with the ALA Notable title "Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?" He lives in New York City, where he works in a white studio partly splattered with paint.