Do You Know What I'll Do? by Charlotte Zolotow

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One day a little girl said to her brother...

Do you know what I'll do at the seashore?

I'll bring you a shell to hold the sound of the sea.

In a little girl's magical question-and-answer game, Charlotte Zolotow captures, with unerring childlike simplicity, a sister's special love for her little brother. Javaka Steptoe's bold artwork offers a stunning new interpretation of the reassuring, lyrical text and brings to yet another generation of children this well-loved story.

 

About Charlotte Zolotow

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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.
 
Published September 5, 2000 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A big sister lovingly promises to bring her little brother flowers when flowers grow again, a shell to hold the sound of the sea, a bottle of captured wind to open on a hot day, and other treasures, some more emotional than concrete as in, “I’ll remember my dreams and tell them to you.” Steptoe (...

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Touching and gentle, this deceptively simple tale concerns a girl who muses about a kindhearted neighborhood senior.

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As Zolotow's poetic images flow in a rhythmic question-and-answer format (""Do you know what I'll do when it snows?/ I'll make you a snowman./ / Do you know what I'll do when the wind blows?/ I'll put it in a bottle and let it loose when the house is hot""), Steptoe responds in kind.

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