Author: Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator: William Pene Du Bois
Publisher: Harper & R0w
Publication Year: 1972
Brief Summary: William really wants a doll to play with and care for, but his father won’t allow it, and he is teased by his brother and his brother’s friend.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
- What’s your favorite toy growing up or now? Why do you love it?
- Have you been teased before about something you liked that others didn’t understand? How did that make you feel?
Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.
- Not sure whether I would use this book with younger kids, having to explain “sissy”, “creep”, etc.
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library